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Woods Memorial Bridge

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Overview
Swing bridge over Beaufort River on Business US 21 in Beaufort
Location
Beaufort County, South Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1960
Design
Through truss swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 2,290.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Beaufort River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.42594, -80.66845   (decimal degrees)
32°25'33" N, 80°40'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/531170/3587698 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaufort
Inventory numbers
SC 0720002103100 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 32003 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2010)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 33.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
14,800

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 9, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • April 24, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Woods Memorial Bridge
Posted May 3, 2017, by Matt Lohry

It rotates on its center pier, just the same as any other swing bridge. I'm not sure where the straight joint is that you refer to, but the joint between the approach roadway and the bridge deck is slightly curved to accommodate the rotation of the bridge span.

Woods Memorial Bridge
Posted May 3, 2017, by John Bisheimer (Teetime917 [at] aol [dot] com)

How does the bridge operate, does it drop down or go up to clear the stationary roadway since it has a straight joint and not rounded like I've seen on other swing bridges ?

Woods Memorial Bridge
Posted May 3, 2017, by John Bisheimer (Teetime917 [at] aol [dot] com)

How does the bridge operate, does it drop down or go up to clear the stationary roadway since it has a straight joint and not rounded like I've seen on other swing bridges ?

Beaufort River Bridge
Posted April 24, 2014, by BGL (bglipsitz [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge actually opened to the public on Thursday, December 17, 1959.

Beaufort River Bridge
Posted January 11, 2012, by Stephen Jones (wxstormchaser32 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have a lot of info on this bridge since I was born/raised in Beaufort SC..Known as the Woods Memorial Bridge and was famously in movies such as Forrest Gump, and The Great Santini