Throughout the summer months, anyone who traveled over Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant likely noticed the construction of the new pedestrian bridge running parallel to the street. Construction of the bridge was completed during September, creating connectivity and pathways for pedestrians and bicyclists the entire span of the creek over Coleman Boulevard.
On Wednesday, Oct. 2 town council members, town staff and members of the public gathered in the center of Mount Pleasant for the grand opening ceremony of the new Shem Creek Park Pedestrian Bridge. The project is part of the Coleman Boulevard Revitalization Project and is consistent with the town’s Comprehensive Plan in increasing public access to the water, enhancing a sense of place, increasing connectivity and prioritizing the pedestrian environment.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie led the ceremony from a podium outside of Tavern & Table with an introduction speech. Seated behind the podium were members of council, the speakers for the ceremony and former Mount Pleasant mayors Cheryll Woods-Flowers and Linda Page.
“Now to make this more family friendly and family accessible, we have a very safe way to cross. As you can see, a great place to sit and take pictures or paint pictures of the most iconic scene in the Town of Mount Pleasant and indeed in our history,” Haynie said. (Credit: Moultrie News)
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