First Street Footbridge
The first footbridge to span the West Fork River in Weston at this location. The first bridge erected was a suspension bridge in 1886-87. This bridge was put in place for a shortcut to downtown by the State Hospital employees and Weston Residence.
Weston Foot bridge
Backstory and Context
This first bridge was destroyed by the great business section fire in 1896 and was replaced the next year by an iron bridge. The new iron bridge was put in place in 1983. A few yards south of the bridge on the east bank you can see the foundations of the Stringer grain mill constructed in 1818 and the remnants of the milldam.
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Gilchrist-Stalnaker, J., & Oldaker, B. R. (2010). Lewis County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub.