Lawson’s Fork Creek Trail Pedestrian Bridge – Spartanburg, SC

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Lawson's Fort Creek Trail Pedestrian Bridge

Lawson's Fork Creek Trail Pedestrian Bridge Overview

The Glendale Shoals Preserve was donated to SPACE in 1993 by Billy Tobias. The land consists of thirteen acres and is located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek. The property is scenic, with a waterfall that cascades over a dam, and has significant plant, animal, and bird life. When the water is low, walk across the shoals, skip some rocks, and enjoy the view. In addition to the scenic value of the property, the history of this area is significant. In the 1800’s the area was known as Bivingsville and was the site of a large cotton factory, the Glendale Mill, which also supported a local mill village. Integrating seamlessly into the elements of nature, this Decero™ Designed timber pedestrian bridge allows the surroundings to blend with the earthy nature of this structure, spanning the environmentally sensitive area quietly and harmoniously.

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*Resources above may not be exact to the specifications for this bridge, but reflect our current updated standards.
  • Width:
  • 9’
  • Length:
  • 90’
  • Height:
  • 7' 8.75 above grade
  • Capacity:
  • 90 PSF
  • Construction:
  • Ground Up
  • Span Type:
  • Repetitive Span
  • Material:
  • CCA/CA-C Treated Southern Yellow Pine
  • Foundation:
  • Timber Piles & Abutments (Acrylic/Polymer Coated where exposed)
  • Stringers:
  • Rough Sawn S4S Stringers (Acrylic Coated where exposed)
  • Deck System:
  • 2” Textured Polymer Acrylic Deck
  • Handrail:
  • Decero™ Design Wire Mesh Series
  • Crossing:
  • Creek

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