Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
What's So Special About this Bridge?
Leading America out of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt implemented programs to give citizens jobs that improved our nation's infrastructure: adding schools, roads, parks and, yes, bridges! One such building program was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
In creating Paris Mountain State Park and scores of other parks across America, CCC men used easy-to-get, cost-effective materials plus design principles that produced a look now called "parkitecture." Notice how this bridge is made of local stone and wood so that it harmonizes with its surroundings. Throughout our parks, watch for this look and appreciate the work of the CCC!
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Man-Made Features • Natural Resources • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists.
Location. 34° 55.617′ N, 82° 22.067′ W. Marker is in Greenville Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 State Park Road, Greenville SC 29609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Life for Old Bathhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Paris Mountain State Park (about 400 feet away); Come On In, the Water's Fine! (about 500 feet away); "Mom, Can I Have a Nickel?" (about 700 feet away); The Dam for Reservoir 2 (about 700 feet away); Open to the Sky (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barracks in the Woods (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sulphur Spring (approx. one mile away); The Original Water Filter (approx. one mile away); Bull's Eye! (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
More about this marker. It is the 7th marker in the park's Wayside Marker's Trail.
Also see . . .
1. Paris Mountain State Park. Paris Mountain State Park is a park located north of Greenville, South Carolina. (Submitted on June 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Paris Mountain State Park Historic District. Paris Mountain is significant for its association with the establishment and development of a system of state parks in South Carolina. (Submitted on June 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (Submitted on June 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States. (Submitted on June 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. PARKitecture in Western National Parks. The idea of designing with nature flourished in the National Park Service during the early decades of the twentieth century. (Submitted on June 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. About the Footbridge
The nearby footbridge, which spans a small creek, is located to the west of Shelter #1. It is approximately fifty feet in length and stands approximately fifteen feet above the creek. The treadway is constructed of wood, as are the waist high railings. The most dramatic feature of the bridge is its rough rubble masonry support pillars and abutments. (Source: National Register nomination form.)
— Submitted June 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,642 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 21, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.