The Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge may be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world converted from a railway bridge, and is considered to be the most popular ‘people place’ in Fredericton, rivaled only by the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market. This 581m (1905 ft) walking/pedestrian bridge crosses the St. John River connecting the northside and southside trails of Fredericton. This Bridge offers panoramic views of the St. John River and sunsets over Fredericton’s skyline from its three viewing platforms. In April 1995 the last train crossed the bridge and by 1997 it was planked by Sentier NB Trail Council with the assistance of the City of Fredericton. In 2008 it was named the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge in recognition of the dedication by Bill Thorpe to the Fredericton’s Trail system.