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City of Batavia Park District
Trotter & Associates, Inc.
V3 Companies of Illinois Ltd.
J. Mooncotch Crane
Clark Island Recreation Area includes three small islands
in the Fox River as well as a large open area on the eastern
bank. In an effort to revitalize the area, the Batavia Park
District applied for and received an Open Space Lands
Acquisition and Development grant from the Illinois
Department of Natural Resources.
Though the project included much-needed shoreline
stabilization and other improvements, an equally
important part of the project was the installation of two
pedestrian bridges over the Fox River. Previous access
to the islands had been limited to a pair of plank and cable
suspension bridges that were only 57” wide. Since the Fox
River Trail is a major east to west crossing in this section of
the Fox Valley, new bridges were needed to provide a safe
river crossing and a link to the City of Batavia.
“This project was challenging,” said Mark Bushnell, TAI
Senior Project Engineer. “It was difficult to place the
bridges and provide ADA access while still meeting the
requirements of several jurisdictional agencies.”
Once the revitalization project is complete, pedestrians
and cyclists will then be able to safely cross the Fox River
while enjoying the scenic trail through valley. The Batavia Park District is pleased with their new
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