New trails along thecoastline, an observation deck overseeing vast tidal mud flats, and a lighthousewaterfront walkway opening in July
The Incheon Metropolitan City Government’s plan to make its coastline more accessible and better suited to variousactivities with new waterfront destinations appear to be well on track.
Incheon says its new Aam-daeroTidal Mud Flat Coastal Trail Project and Yeonan Pier Yeonorang LighthouseWaterfront Walkway Project, which began construction in December last year,will open in July this year.
The Aam-daero Tidal Mud Flat CoastalTrail in Namdong-gu will feature a waterfront promenade and small parks alongthe coastal breakwater (Bio Industrial Bridge – New Port Bridge section, height1.5m, width 1.0m) and a couple of old military guard posts no longer in servicesince the land reclamation of Songdo. The Trail will also feature a militaryguard post, which had been in much better condition than the other two guardposts, repurposed as an observation deck overseeing the coastline. Stretching atotal of 1.1km along the coastline, the new Trail, including the coastalwalkway and observation deck, will cost KRW 1.2 billion.
Meanwhile, the YeonorangLighthouse Waterfront Walkway in Jung-gu will people a place to walk and relaxalong the breakwater originally designed to protect tug boats at the YeonanPier thanks to a wider walkway (3m in width). This Walkway project, including a269m footbridge and observation deck, is expected to cost KRW 960 million. TheWalkway will take visitors right up to the Yellow Sea off the coast of Incheon,as well as ships passing under the Incheon Daegyo Bridge, making it a populardestination for both locals and tourists.
Source: Incheon Metropolitan City