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Falls Reclaimed and the Liberty Bridge 2004

 
 
Falls Reclaimed and the Liberty Bridge 2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
1. Falls Reclaimed and the Liberty Bridge 2004 Marker
Inscription.  By the 1990s, the river had been rehabilitated, and a citizen movement to remove the highway bridge and reclaim the falls began in earnest. After much discussion, controversy, and debate, Mayor Knox White and City Council took a courageous step, voting in 2002 to remove the bridge and create "Falls Park" as an urban oasis in the heart of the city. The Liberty Bridge, a one-of-a-kind pedestrian suspension bridge designed by Miguel Rosales of Boston became a transformative piece of this vision. Falls Park was opened to the public in 2003 — and the falls, once again, resumed its rightful place as the "centerpiece of Greenville."

Structural Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann and Partners
Stuttgart, Germany

Architect: Miguel Rosales, Rosales and Partners
Boston, MA

Mayor Knox White

 
Location. 34° 50.683′ N, 82° 24.041′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from Falls Street south of Murphy Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Falls Park, along
Falls Reclaimed & Liberty Bridge 2004 Marker<br>(<i>Liberty Bridge & Reedy River in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
2. Falls Reclaimed & Liberty Bridge 2004 Marker
(Liberty Bridge & Reedy River in background)
the east approach to Liberty Bridge, overlooking the Reedy River Falls. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Falls Forgotten 1960 - 2002 (here, next to this marker); The Falls and Industry 1800s – 1960 (a few steps from this marker); Cradle of Greenville (a few steps from this marker); Richard Pearis (a few steps from this marker); Camperdown Mill (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reedy River (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Ellis, III Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels
 
Reedy River Falls (<i>view north from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
3. Reedy River Falls (view north from marker)
Liberty Bridge (<i>view from beside the falls</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2019
4. Liberty Bridge (view from beside the falls)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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