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Liberty Bridge

  • Location: Greenville, SC
  • Type: Curved Suspension Bridge
  • Services: Conceptual, Preliminary, and Final Design, Construction Services, and Community Participation
  • Cost: $4.5 Million

  • Completion: 2004
  • Client: City of Greenville, South Carolina
  • Project Notes

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    Greenville's downtown is split by a wooded valley park containing the falls of the Reedy River. The Liberty Bridge, which replaced a six lane highway bridge that was demolished, is located just downstream from this group of waterfalls. The new bridge has a curved clear span over the river that arcs away from the falls providing visitors with an aerial platform from which to view the cascading water. The bridge gently slopes into the ravine and is supported by twin inclined towers and a single suspension cable, allowing for unobstructed views. With a total length of approximately 380' (116m) and a clear span over the river, the bridge appears to float over the landscape. The twin towers and suspension cable are visible from vantage points around the city drawing visitors to the public park, falls and the Reedy River.

    Firms involved in the completion of this project include:

    Architect: Rosales + Partners
    Engineer: Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner

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