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Encyclopedia > Detroit River Walk
Detroit River Walk
The riverfront walk cobblestone path from the Renaissance Center looking downriver
Type Municipal (City of Detroit)
Location Detroit
Opened 2007
Status Open all year

The Detroit RiverWalk will be a 5½-mile (8.8 kilometer) path along the Detroit River, running from the Ambassador Bridge to Belle Isle. The path will be located directly on the river, sometimes bridging it. The path will be 62 feet (18¾ meters) wide in most places, with separate lanes for pedestrian and wheeled (such as bicycles or inline skate) traffic. Pavilions will be located at intervals along the path, and a new carousel has been installed. Fishing piers and benches will also be located along the path. The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in downtown Detroit, Michigan on the Detroit International Riverfront. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded  -Incorporated July 24, 1701 1816  County Wayne County Mayor... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... Ambassador Bridge from the Canadian side of the Detroit River The Ambassador Bridge is a privately owned suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. ... Interior of the Nature Center at Belle Isle Belle Isle is a 982 acre (3. ... This mountain bicycle features oversized tires, a sturdy frame, front shock absorbers, and handlebars oriented perpendicular to the bikes axis Bicycle may also refer to Bicycle Playing Cards. ... The roller skate is a type of skate with wheels to be used on solid ground (as opposed to the ice skate which is to be used on ice. ...

Looking upriver to Belle Isle Park.

The RiverWalk will connect various riverfront developments in Detroit, both currently existing (e. g., Hart Plaza, Stroh River Place, Tri-Centennial State Park, and the Renaissance Center) and planned ones. It is hoped that the RiverWalk will encourage new retail and residential development. View of the Detroit skyline from Hart Plaza Monolith at Hart Plaza. ... Tri-Centennial State Park is a state park in Michigan. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in downtown Detroit, Michigan on the Detroit International Riverfront. ...


The first 2.6 miles of the RiverWalk will open to the public on June 6, 2007. The remainder of the development is expected to open in stages, and will not be completed before 2012. June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Detroit skyline

References

  • Sobocinski, Melanie Grunow (2005). Detroit and Rome: building on the past. Regents of the University of Michigan. ISBN 0933691092. 

External Links

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Detroit Free Press article


 
 

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