Adding to Wilmington’s riverfront appeal is the continually expanding Riverwalk, a scenic brick and wooden deck walkway along Water Street on the Cape Fear River. Antique lighting, trees and plantings, mini-parks, and overlooks create a downtown amenity not found anywhere else in the City.
Stewart provided structural engineering services. The structure was designed to address several challenges including: dynamic hydraulic forces, and weather and lateral impact forces from routine vessel docking. The design also included intricate structural connections and the structural incorporation of architectural details.
The prime consultant, W.K. Dickson, won a NC American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Award for the project. The Wilmington Riverwalk project has become an important pedestrian destination along the Cape Fear River, and an integral part of downtown Wilmington.
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