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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels.
 
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. Marker is located on the Canal Trail of Landsford Canal State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lawn SC 29714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Nest with a Bird's-Eye View (approx. ¼ mile away); Culvert (approx. 0.3 miles away); Landsford Canal State Park Trails
Footbridge Marker Illustration image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
2. Footbridge Marker Illustration
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Guardlock (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dam (approx. 0.4 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Footbridge abutments image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 21, 2008
3. Footbridge abutments
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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