Check out the drone construction footage (below) of the much anticipated and long awaited Lower Yahara River Trail. The multi-use trail will link to the Capital City Bike Trail at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, extending through Lake Farm County Park to McDaniel Park in McFarland.
The Yahara River is a tributary of the Rock River in southern Wisconsin in the United States. It is about 62 miles (including the distance across intervening lakes), and drains an area of 536 square miles. Via the Rock River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. The Yahara River links the lakes around which the city of Madison was built. It joins the Rock River in the town of Fulton, approximately 9 miles northwest of Janesville.
The trail runs alongside the railroad trestle with a mile of continuous bridges and boardwalks on the north shore of Lake Waubesa, making this the longest multi-use boardwalk in the state of Wisconsin. The project also includes an ADA fishing pier and two 10 ft. long overlooks at the RR trestle.
The Wisconsin DOT will be working on completing the remaining boardwalk sections over the upcoming winter months, and construction remains on schedule for a June 2017 completion date.