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Near Fort Lawn in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Footbridge

 
 
Footbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
1. Footbridge Marker
Inscription. Not far from the Guardlock, the canal passed under a wooden bridge. Cut stone abutments on each bank supported the simple wooden truss structure. This was the first of four bridges that crossed the canal on it two mile path beside the river. The ford here remained an important point to cross the river and without these bridges the canal would have proven an impediment to this traditional route.
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 47.124′ N, 80° 52.73′ W. Marker is near Fort Lawn, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Park Drive near Landsford Road (South Carolina Highway 843), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the Canal Trail of Landsford Canal State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lawn SC 29714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View (approx. 0.3 miles away); Culvert (approx. 0.3 miles away); Landsford Canal State Park Trails (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Guardlock (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dam (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Footbridge Marker Illustration image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
2. Footbridge Marker Illustration
The Canal Bed (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Landsford Canal State Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Landsford Canal (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lawn.
 
Also see . . .  South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Submitted on November 22, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Footbridge abutments image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
3. Footbridge abutments
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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