Guardian Bridge on Rockdale River Trail

The Rockdale River Trail is part of an extensive network of pedestrian trails in the Atlanta area.

When a portion of the trail needed to cross over State Route 212 (Brown’s Mill Road) they called on Pioneer Bridges

to furnish a prefabricated steel truss pedestrian overpass structure.


Guardian style bridge with weathering steel finish, safety mesh, and canopy.

  The Guardian Style bridge includes a safety mesh fencing system and was fabricated from weathering steel to provide a “rustic look”.

This type of finish also provides for a low level of maintenance.

The bridge was also designed with signage to promote the trail and make the structure a “signature” bridge and a easily recognizable landmark for the area.


Rockdale River Trail Bridge is an area landmark.

The overpass bridge is located just west of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit near Conyers, Georgia.

It provides safe passage from the trailhead being constructed near the new visitor’s center.

Many Atlantans have visited the Monastery over the years, touring their gardens and bringing home edibles and bonsai trees purchased from the monks.


Pioneer Bridges’ Guardian Bridge provides safe passage for Rockdale River Trail travelers.

In 2010, the Monastery opened a new $6+million Heritage Center where the public can view the history of this Monastery,

as well as monasticism through the ages, shop in the store, and even grab a bite to eat in the café.

The trailhead at the Monastery should be a popular spot for accessing the trail for years to come.

Rockdale River Trail bio