Early this past Thursday morning the crew from Fender Marine construction connected together two pieces of a 120 foot steel pedestrian bridge. As they tightened the final bolts a crowd gathered waiting out the passing storm. The attendees included local news, media, & project developers to witness this historic event at Shingle Creek.
A crane was used to raise the massive structure and place it on the concrete support in Kissimmee Florida. This was a major milestone for Osceola County, considering the regional trail has been a plan 20 years in the making. The Shingle Creek regional trail will be used by hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers visiting the area. Also recently opened in 2014 is a a launch point for boats and kayaks.
The general public will have to wait just a little bit longer until the pedestrian bridge is fully accessible. The trail will cover over 32 miles spanning from Orange to Osceola counties. The goal is to have visitors experience a new side of central Florida, and preserve the land and precious wild life. Click on the following link to view photos from the days event, Photo Album: Shingle Creek Steel Pedestrian Bridge Installation.
Learn more about the Shingle Creek regional multi-use trail project at the following link, http://www.fendermarine.com/marine-construction-blog/shingle-creek-steel-pedestrian-bridge-installation-kissimmee-florida/.