I came across this photo of the "swinging" bridge across Carroll Creek. It went from Baker Park to Carroll Parkway. It was taken on a beautiful fall day and I am so glad I got a photo then because the bridge was taken down over a year ago. The replacement will look like the original, but the project has been slow. This bridge was a rarity and kids loved to jump on it while crossing to make it move up and down. Some people refused to cross it because it swayed a little with each step. It's very much missed. Can't wait to see the revitalized bridge and be able to cross the creek again! Click on the photo to see a larger version.
|Baker Park "Swinging" Bridge 2005 - No Longer There |
The Friends of Baker Park website describes the bridge as being built in 1875 as a pedestrian bridge over Carroll Creek at Bentz Street. It was later replaced by a larger bridge for vehicles and the original relocated to the spot near Parkway.