GREENVILLE, SC – August 6, 2012 – Mayor Knox White and City Manager John Castile were joined this morning by Reverend Dr. Baxter Wynn, minister of pastoral care and community relations at First Baptist Church; Michael Riordan, president and chief executive officer of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center; elected officials and family members, as well as a crowd of City staff, community leaders and friends, to officially dedicate the pedestrian bridge on the new section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail between Faris Road and Pleasantburg Drive to the late C. Dan Joyner.
The bridge was dedicated to Joyner in honor of his distinguished community service and leadership and his significant contributions to improving the quality of life for all Greenville citizens.
According to Dana Souza, director of the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, the City of Greenville has a long-standing history of recognizing individuals and citizens who have made contributions to the Greenville community.
“Throughout his life, C. Dan Joyner was known as a leader who built many bridges through his consistent commitment, intellect and good humor,” said Souza.
“It’s only fitting that this section of the City’s Swamp Rabbit Trail system crosses the Reedy River and connects two segments of Greenville, much as C. Dan Joyner did throughout his life.”