THE STORY: This medal commemorates the Virginia Corridor Walking/Bike Trail whose most recent addition includes the
pedestrian bridge crossing Briggsmore. It follows the old Tidewater Southern Railway line from Needham Avenue along Virginia
Avenue and will ultimately reach Bangs Avenue. The new section brings the trail north to Bowen Avenue. The trail provides
a safe north-south passage for non-motorized traffic across the city of Modesto.
The coin depicts two railroad works using a handcar to, appropriately, cross a bridge. Frank's design combines the present
development, enhancing our city's environment, with past importance of the railroads to Modesto.