GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – An event called ‘Bites on the Bridge’ kicks off November 5 in Greenville’s Town Common area.
Greenville Parks and Recreation held the event to celebrate the updates to the Pedestrian Bridge that leads to the South Tar Greenway, as well as a newly paved parking lot right next to the bridge. The bridge was under construction for several months, and is now complete.
‘Bites on the Bridge’ ran from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. The event featured food trucks and lighted dining on top of the bridge.
The event featured several local food trucks, including Carolina Chicken & Waffles and Prevail Food Truck.
For people that couldn’t stay, a grab and go option was offered in the parking lot.
Bridge dining accommodates 40 people, due to coronavirus restrictions. Proper sanitizations and CDC guidelines were followed as well.
“Right now in these challenging times, anything that you can do to hold something that is pandemic-friendly,” said Heather White with Greenville Parks and Rec. “You have to be creative to find those ways, so we felt like we could distance people and have a safe event.”
Those who attended the event were impressed and hopeful the city will have more like this one.
“We love coming out to the events that Greenville offers, so that they’ll keep doing more of them,” said Erica Paulosky, a Greenville resident. “Showing our support so that our community can keep growing.”
City leaders say they hope to continue hosting events like this one on the bridge in the future.