For the past month, park staff at Pocahontas State Park were anticipating delivery of a 42- foot pedestrian bridge for installation on the park’s Powhatan Trail. Several weeks ago, the pedestrian bridge was delivered on what felt like the coldest day of December thus far. The bridge will give campers a more direct and scenic route to the Aquatic Center.
Sometime in the near future, the bridge will be delivered to its permanent home above Swift Creek. How this will be done reads like a scene out of a James Bond novel. The bridge will be placed on four floating docks currently used to hold paddle boats and canoes. The floating docks will carry the bridge down Swift Creek towards Powhatan Trail. A crane, located on the trail, will lift the bridge off the floating docks and maneuver it down the trail where it will be placed on two concrete footings.
Park staff hopes to capture this magnificent feat on film and share it with our blog readers. So keep your eyes open for a blog post describing the voyage of the Powhatan Trail Bridge.