By Jim Melwert

by Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Excitement is building for a new bike and pedestrian bridge that will connect Valley Forge park and the Schuylkill River Trail.

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“We are very much looking forward to the end of the 422 catwalk,” said Pat Madden, acting Valley Forge Historical Park superintendent.

He got a round of applause from the cyclists in attendance at a recent event referencing the highly anticipated opening of the brand new Sullivan’s Bridge.

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“We are happy to leave high-adventure in national parks to our sister parks, Grand Teton, Rainier, and Denali,” said Madden.

That 422 catwalk is a rickety, uneven, don’t-look-down, four-foot-wide wood-plank bridge high above the Schuylkill River, and separated by 422 traffic by just a chain link fence.

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The new Sullivan’s Bridge 14 feet wide and 604 feet long is set to open in July. It’s named for Major General John Sullivan, tasked with building a bridge across the Schuylkill during the Continental Army’s winter encampment.