Bob Leeper Pedestrian Bridge Project
It’s a bit of a muddy mess on the Greenway Trail around the ‘soon to be completed’ Bob Leeper Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is a tribute to all the many years Leeper has served our community. Leeper was first elected to the Kentucky Senate in 1990 and last served in 2014.
In 2014, Leeper was elected McCracken County Judge Executive. In 2018, he decided not to run for re-election. He has since returned to private practice at Leeper Chiropractic Center on South Friendship Road in Paducah, Ky.
When finished, the 110-foot-long pedestrian bridge will cross Perkins Creek at the northwest corner of Stuart Nelson Park and link the Greenway Trail to the McCracken County trail loop. The Greenway Trail is now over 5 miles long and the McCracken loop is 1.5 miles long.
The bridge follows an abandoned rail bed of the Chicago-St. Louis-New Orleans Rail Company, and should be ready for use by walkers, joggers and cyclists this fall.