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SCL - Savannah River Bridge

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C&S - Savannah River Bridge

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #291038

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Savannah River on Charleston and Savannah Railroad
Location
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroads
- Charleston & Savannah Railway (C&S)
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
Design
Through truss
Also called
SAL - Savannah River Bridge
C&S - Savannah River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.10407, -81.11743   (decimal degrees)
32°06'15" N, 81°07'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/488920/3551977 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Savannah
Inventory number
BH 41884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 11, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 26, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

Comments 

C & S Railroad Bridge
Posted September 10, 2010, by Eugene Cain (uge2020 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The C&S (Charleston and Savannah) Bridge was located further upstream from this location. This bridge later became part of the Seaboard Air Line when they constructed their line to Charleston. It was also replaced with a Bascule Bridge that lasted until 1952 when it was rebuilt into a Lift Bridge. On Oct 31, 1966 a ship struck the Bridge and caused major damage. The Bridge was repaired and continued to serve the SCL Railroad until April 21, 1971 when the Bridge was hit again, destroying it. The Bridge was removed and there is nothing there today. I believe the Picture is mislabeled but this was the Seaboard's bridge.