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SCL - Savannah River Bridge

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SCL - Savannah River Bridge

Lift bridge stuck the fifth time before it collapsed into the river

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #290233

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Description 

Struck 5 times during a 20 year period.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Savannah River on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Location
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
Status
Removed
History
Built 1952 after the bascule bridge was hit by a ship in 1951; South tower hit 1966, sending the bridge into the water; Re-opened 1967; Hit again in 1968 & 1969; Final hit April 1971 to the north tower, removed afterwards
Railroads
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
Design
Warren through truss vertical lift
Also called
"Most Unlucky Bridge Anywhere"
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.10417, -81.11741   (decimal degrees)
32°06'15" N, 81°07'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/488922/3551988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Savannah
Inventory number
BH 62219 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 7, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 2, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 2, 2014: Added by Luke

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SCL - Savannah River Bridge
Posted August 19, 2014, by Douglas Butler

I have notice that these ship operators either can't navigate right, was drunk or hit it on purpose for them not to like drawbridges and that include other parts of the US!