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Christiansburg's Renva W. Knowles Bridge dedicated

Christiansburg's Renva W. Knowles Bridge dedicated

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CHRISTIANSBURG — The long-awaited Huckleberry Trail pedestrian span crossing Peppers Ferry Road in the town was officially dedicated the Renva W. Knowles Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony Friday afternoon.

The bridge, which connects a large section of trail from Christiansburg to Blacksburg, opened in June.

About 100 people, including the Christiansburg High School cross-country team, gathered near the north end of the bridge for multiple speakers and a ribbon-cutting.

Christiansburg Mayor Mike Barber told those in attendance the bridge would not have been possible if not for Knowles, a longtime Christiansburg resident, who in 2007 left the town about $1.2 million in her will to improve sidewalks and trails.

“The bridge is a fitting tribute to Renva W. Knowles,” Barber said.

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