City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department

Catawba River Trail

Rock Hill, SC

Benesch worked with the City of Rock Hill to design a two-mile segment of multi-use trail adjacent to the Catawba River and Manchester Creek. The 10’ wide paved trail extension connects to the four-mile Riverwalk mixed-use development trail system. Combined, the six-mile Riverwalk and Catawba River Trail system is part of a network that will connect Fort Mill to Rock Hill.

The improvements included a multi-use trail, 135’ trail canopy in a Norfolk Southern Railroad right of way (Nations Ford railroad trestle), multiple creek crossings, two road crossings, signage and site furnishings.

In addition, Benesch assisted the City of Rock Hill with a variety of professional services. The scope of services included surveying, master planning, construction documents, permitting, and bidding. Specifically permitting included hydraulic analysis, wetland delineation, and cultural resource identification survey.

This segment of greenway is rich in cultural resources including a Civil War gun emplacement that is close proximity to the trails as well as the Nations Ford Fish Weir.

Project highlights

  • Steam modelling
  • Hydraulic analysis (pre and post-construction)
  • Extensive coordination with Norfolk Southern