Hickory – The wooden arches for Hickory’s iconic City Walk pedestrian bridge are scheduled to be raised and set in place last weekend.

This work required the closing of N.C. 127 between First Avenue SE and First Avenue NE.

The interwoven arches for the bridge are constructed of Douglas Fir treated glulam beams that will span 178 feet across N.C. 127 and rise 60 feet above the City Walk path.

“This structure will be a centerpiece for the City Walk and a recognizable landmark for the City of Hickory. We are excited to reach this milestone in the project,” said Hickory Public Works Director Steve Miller.

For more information about the City Walk project and construction progress, please visit www.CraftingHickory.com.

Photo: The wooden arches rest on Main Avenue NE, awaiting installation. Credit: Chad Austin, Inc.