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The one-mile long Benjamin Harrison Bridge is currently the only way for active transportation users, like cyclists and pedestrians, to travel between the Appomattox River Trail (with Hopewell as its planned terminus) and the Virginia Capital Trail. However, the bridge carries roughly 4,500 vehicles per day, has narrow shoulders (if present at all) and lacks sidewalks, forcing cyclists and pedestrians into the same lane as fast-moving motor vehicles.

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