First critical segment of 9/11 National Memorial Trail complete in Somerset County

A new segment of the September 11th National Memorial Trail in Somerset County Pennsylvania is finished. The new piece of the trail is 1.4 miles long.

When entirely finished, the September 11th National Memorial Trail will connect the three sites attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001 — Arlington, Virginia, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and New York City. The Trail will be comprised of pedestrian and bike trails, roads, and old rail lines, and will ultimately stretch 1, 200 miles, reports Mary Ann Thomas for TribLive.  

“It’s the first step forward for the trail to attach to the Flight 93 National Memorial,” said Tom Baxter, president of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance.

The new trail segment is between 8 and 10 feet wide. It is located away from traffic. Its surface is crushed limestone, which will appeal to bike riders and to those on foot.

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