The Trestle

The Trestle is the 1.5-mile abandoned, elevated rail line (the green painted bridge across Interstate 70 – we painted it while the interstate was closed anyway to help raise awareness and to help seal the structure and protect the cars below from rust flaking off!).

This is a major initiative that costs approximately $60 million to restore the structure, which our taxpayer funding cannot cover alone. We did a feasibility study for a fundraising campaign and the St. Louis donor community was not ready for us to launch a capital campaign to raise the necessary funds. We’re continuing to maintain the structure, but will need a comprehensive partner effort with major private or grant investment to move forward. We look forward to the day we can bring the Trestle to life for the St. Louis community!