CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- An abandoned railway in Clarksville, Indiana will eventually become a multi-use urban trail.

Clarksville's redevelopment commission has completed the purchase of the abandoned CSX rail corridor.

They city spent $887,000 on the property, which includes almost 23 acres and the bridge over Silver Creek. A design contract with an engineering firm to develop a 10-foot wide, 2,200-foot-long biking and running path along Lincoln Drive has already been approved. 

Construction is expected to begin next summer.

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