Cola Daily: Boyd Island Pedestrian Bridge

June 2018

It won’t be long before there is access to a parcel of land called Boyd Island from the Saluda Riverwalk near Riverbanks Zoo.

A crew from Cape Romain Contractors is putting in two sections of a bridge to the island at the confluence of the Saluda, Broad and Congaree rivers.

Mike Dawson, CEO of the River Alliance, said Tuesday the bridges to the island will connect to the Richland County Penny Saluda Riverwalk to the island. He said the trail, and access to the four-acre island should be completed in early fall. The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation is funding the bridges, so the island has been dubbed “Boyd Island,” said Dawson.

“There are several gorgeous islands in the rivers with no way to get to them. This bridge will allow you to go on the island. There will be a loop and an overlook,” said Dawson. He said landscaping will be added, too.”