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Construction Progress

The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation, throughout our construction period, continues to provide an engaging experience for visitors and students from across the globe. We are grateful to our many donors for their support of programs during construction of the Museum / Visitors Center.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Advisors, Patriot Members, volunteers, and staff are all working very hard to make the Battlefield Historic Park & Visitor Center an educational showcase.

 

Prepping for Construction

 

Museum / Visitor Center
Groundbreaking Ceremony

 

 

 

 

The large crane, donated by GeoQuip, Inc. and pictured at right, was used by Precon Marine to drive piles for our Visitor Center! The first test pile was driven 12/7/11, and the pile driving was completed the weekend of 1/14/12. This is a big accomplishment and marks the beginning of the construction of the Visitor Center!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battlefield Park and Trails

We are proud that thanks to many devoted citizens and businesses, we now have a place to tell the story of our nation’s beginning. With our Battlefield Park and trails open to the public, we have a steady flow of guests visiting daily. 

 

Many of the plants have been planted at the park. Much of the sod has also been laid at this point. The low, grassed area further back in the photo is the historic amphitheater funded by Capital Group companies. There we will be able to hold a variety of activities for the whole family, from lectures to music and much more.

 

 

Granite benches, donated by the DAR, were made and delivered by Clifton and Clifton Monuments, Inc. Jimmy Hogge, Project Manager at ET Gresham, helped secure the benches to the granite surface surrounding the DAR monument. At the bottom of the photo it is possible to see one of the 28 engraved county names that surround the monument.

 

 

sheriff

 

The circular structure at left is the base of our future British monument. We believe it is important to not only honor our own Patriot soldiers of the Battle, but to honor those that were wounded and died fighting for what they believed in.

 

 

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Events

DEC. 1, 2017
Vignette In History

DEC. 2, 2017
DAR Wreath Laying & SAR Ceremony

DEC. 2 & 3, 2017
Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment

Construction Progress

The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation, throughout our construction period, continues to provide an engaging experience for visitors and students from across the globe. We are grateful to our many donors for their support of programs during construction of the Museum / Visitor Center.

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