But, what a pleasure to discover not one but two bridges, each one highlighting the other. One carries vehicular traffic on Key Road (S-19-68) and the other provides pedestrian access to the hiking/biking trail.
Both are on their second lives. The pedestrian bridge was built in 1912 to serve travellers between Augusta and Liberty Hill. The vehicular bridge was built in 1925 on US17 in Georgetown County. It was moved to its present location in 1961.
|Seen from the older bridge|
this the 150-foot steel two-lane Parker through-truss bridge
built by the Roanoke Iron and Bridge Works.
|Built in 1912 and rebuilt in 2007|
the original bridge is a 122-foot steel one-lane pin-connected Pratt through-truss.
Note the wonderful cypress knees in the bottom right corner of the photograph.
|Both bridges seen from the canoe launch at creek level.|
What beauties they are. Converting the images to black-and-white seemed appropriate. To see an additional photograph of the bridge we crossed in the car, go to my Image a Day on Flickr.