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NS - Savannah River Bridge

Photos 

Mostly South Carolina side of Bridge

Photo taken by James F. Gentner in January 2009

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BH Photo #132381

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over Savannah River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Augusta
Location
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, and Aiken County, South Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Originally Southern Railway
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
6 span bridge over Savannah River. 4 Truss, 1 Pony Plate Girder, 1 bascule span.
Also called
6th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.47774, -81.95923   (decimal degrees)
33°28'40" N, 81°57'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/410877/3704663 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Augusta East
Inventory number
BH 38526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2016: New photo from Martha Carver
  • January 20, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 30, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • April 16, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 19, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Design
  • January 14, 2009: Added by James F. Gentner

Sources 

  • James F. Gentner - jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Comments 

6th Street Bridge
Posted January 23, 2012, by David Eike (eikes [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Does this warrant a change of status for this bridge to "dual use"?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-01-20/truck-st...

6th Street Bridge
Posted November 27, 2009, by Robert Thompson (rkt [dot] engineering [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one might explain it:

http://www.bridgehunter.com/wi/winnebago/eureka/

It is a similar rolling bascule bridge. I've included an explanation of how it functions in the photo captions.

R.K. Thompson

6th Street Bridge
Posted November 27, 2009, by Robin Bailie (rcbiv [at] comcast [dot] net)

I would like to learn more about the workings of the 6th street bridge particually the movements. Is there a functioning like bridge somewhere else where I might be able to study its operations? I would appreicate any information about this bridge.

Regards,

Robin