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Bridge Out!, Forest Lake Place: Mid Feb 2011   4 comments

Posted at 12:24 am in attraction,events,landmark

I noticed today that the bridge over Gill Creek at Eight Mile Branch behind the old Forest Lake Shopping Center (and beside the old Forest Lake Park is closed.

Google maps suggests that the road, at least on the east side of the bridge (in the area behind Zoe's) is known as Forest Lake Place, but doesn't seem to realize that it goes all the way over the creek and out to Trenholm Road. I do have to admit that it's not entirely clear to me either whether the area to the west of the creek is an actual road or just a parking lot. If it's a real road, it's pretty poorly maintained, but if it's a parking lot, why have a bridge in the first place?

At any rate, there is no indication how long the closure is to last and there did not seem to be any actual bridge work going on that I could see at all...

Written by ted on February 18th, 2011

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  1. Seems I saw an article about this on The Fish Wrap website some time ago...

    tonkatoy

    18 Feb 11 at 7:28 am

  2. From the Forest Acres city website:

    Forest Lake Place Bridge closed!
    02/16/2011 The bridge that allows travel on Forest Lake Place between Lakeshore Drive and Trenholm Rd. has been closed indefenitely by the SCDOT. Please make alternative route adjustments.

    Tom

    18 Feb 11 at 10:35 am

  3. I'd love to know what's going on with the historic old mill park space along the creek, behind the houses on Old Mill Circle (foot bridge a few yards from this bridge). Some members of the neighborhood treated it as a private space and put a lock gate on it in the 1980s, but it was intended to remain a space open to the public.

    Sean Mac

    20 Mar 11 at 3:17 am

  4. Tom

    14 Apr 11 at 3:41 pm

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