Distance: 2.1 miles
Access Points: West Side Arena, NorthEast Delta Dental Stadium, Thibeault Field (Douglas Street)
The Piscataquog Trail is a 10 ft wide, paved recreational trail in the West Side of Manchester. The trail is highly utilized by cyclists and pedestrians and allows residents from the West Side of Manchester to the amenities of downtown. In addition to the recreational value of the trail itself, the trail also links residents to other recreational amenities, such as the West Side Ice Arena, football, soccer, and softball fields.
The fourth and final phase of developing the Piscataquog Trail is underway! Through a NHDOT administered FHWA Transportation Enhancement grant, and a generous local match raised by the trail advocacy group, ManchesterMoves, getting from Manchester to Goffstown safely by walking or cycling is just one bridge and 1500 feet of trail away! The City selected the qualified engineering firm, Hoyle Tanner & Associates, Inc. to complete the preliminary engineering phase of the project. The first task associated with the engineering phase is the completion of the Engineering Study, a document used to analyze the existing conditions and determine the best design alternative for completing the project. The Engineering Study determined that the best design alternative was to remove the existing trestle bridge and replace it with a clear span metal truss pedestrian bridge. A full analysis can be found in the Engineering Study, posted at the link below. The design phase is nearing completion and the City is looking forward to a 2013 construction date.