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Sandbar Ferry Bridge

Photos 

View Of East Approach Facing West

Photo taken by Brad Sprinkle for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #233660

Map 

Description 

The Sand Bar Ferry Bridge on South Carolina Route 28 over the Savannah River linking Aiken County, South Carolina and Richmond County, Georgia is an example of one of the early metal truss bridges designed by the South Carolina Highway Department in 1920-1921 built by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company of Roanoke, Virginia in 1922. This bridge is the only remaining metal truss bridge in South Carolina with Pratt rigid deck trusses and only one of two remaining bridges with Warren rigid deck trusses. It is the only known combination highway bridge of its type in either Georgia or South Carolina.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Savannah River on SR 28
Location
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, and Aiken County, South Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1922 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company, rehabilitated in 1931, replaced by a new bridge in 1987
Design
Parker through truss with Warren deck truss approaches
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.44063, -81.91451   (decimal degrees)
33°26'26" N, 81°54'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/414996/3700511 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Augusta East
Inventory number
BH 52698 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2017: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • June 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added other county/state
  • June 22, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER GA-146 - Sand Bar Ferry Bridge, Spanning Savannah River on State Highway 28, Augusta, Richmond County, GA
  • Luke