New Greensboro greenway section opening this weekend

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Finishing touches are being made as the newest leg of Greensboro’s Downtown Greenway opens in just a few more days.

The quarter-mile stretch from Spring Garden Street to West Lee Street will open at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Along the route, there will be many forms of public art, like colorful bridge columns, iron benches and a restored railroad trestle from the 1930s.

The trestle includes ironwork done by a local artist, as well as an interactive LED display that flashes different colors of light as you walk by.

“We want it to be a wow experience,” said sculptor Jim Gallucci. “When you have a wow experience, people will bring their friends. Visitors will say, ‘Hey you have to see this place. It’s really cool.'”

But the train pass hasn’t always been a nice place. The trestle was abandoned in the 1970s, and over time it filled with dirt, water and debris.

The new look trestle along with several other designs will be ready for the public on Sunday. Parking is available at Spring Garden Street and South Edgeworth Street in Greensboro.

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