This bridge story is about another milestone in the Links Bridges legacy. We want our bridges to be widely available to all that would benefit from their unique properties – regardless of budgets and applications. At the same time, we like seeing our bridges on TV and to achieve that we need to work with buyers – particularly golf courses – that attract TV coverage.
Our bridges really are world-class in looks and performance. No other golf course bridge will look as good and retain those good looks for many decades without any kind of maintenance. In addition, the ease of installation and choice of finishes really makes it an ideal bridge for any golf course setting. (The writer apologizes for that shameless plug.)
The Warren Golf Course is on the campus of the world-famous University of Notre Dame. It was recently announced that The Warren Golf Course has been selected as the host for the 2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship. This is obviously a major, prestigious event that will attract major crowds and a world-wide TV audience.
The team at The Warren Golf Course determined that they needed a couple of bridges to provide some more crossings of the water ways on the course to accommodate the expected crowds. They chose 2 ‘Timber’ model bridges in the ‘weathered wood’ finish we offer. We are not habitual ‘name-droppers’ but we were told that this finish was selected Ben Crenshaw, who along with Bill Coore are the architects of The Warren GC.
2 Bridges sitting in our factory while waiting shipment to The Warren GC
Don’t be fooled by the appearance – these bridges are made of 100% fiberglass – structural beams and deck. The curbs are made of re-cycled material that has the same long-lasting properties as fiberglass.
Installation of these bridges has been delayed while the course team deals with the impact of some flooding damage. We will be back to update this bridge story with some new pictures once the bridges are installed.