An 800-ton crane groaned as it lifted a 165-foot-long pedestrian bridge into place across the South Fork River in Cramerton on Tuesday.
The 12-foot-wide, 90,000-pound, prefabricated span connects the eastern Gaston County town’s central business district with a public park on the 30-acre Goat Island.
The bridge is part of a $1.5 million, phase two park development that includes an 18-hole disc golf course, permanent cornhole and pingpong facilities, exercise pavilion, new playground equipment, observation pier and dog park.
By Joe DePriest, Originally featured on Charlotte Observer. Read full article here.