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Lake Secession Dam

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Lake Secession Dam & Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Miller in November 2011

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BH Photo #262883

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Description 

The dam, owned by the City of Abbeville, was constructed from 1933 to 1940, initially as a private venture and completed by the City of Abbeville as a WPA project. There is ample information on the dam, but information on the bridge is impossible to find. From what I can tell, was added after the completion of the dam. It initially carried highway S-1-72, but the bridge has been replaced with an independent structure downstream & the original bridge on the dam, abandoned. Due to security & safety reasons, the public is no longer allowed on the bridge/dam.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Rocky River/Lake Secession on Formerly S-1-72
Location
Abbeville County, South Carolina
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Bridge built on top of dam sometime after completion of dam and has since been abandoned.
Builder
- Works Progress Administration
Design
Steel stringer
Also called
Rocky River Dam
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.25759, -82.60948   (decimal degrees)
34°15'27" N, 82°36'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/351810/3791889 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Antreville
Inventory numbers
HAER SC-5
BH 57616 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 15, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added categories "Dam", "HAER documented"

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