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US29 Broad River Bridge

Photos 

Planar View Of South Side Of Bridge, Facing North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #126267

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost four span Pratt through truss bridge over Broad River on US 29
Location
Cherokee County, South Carolina
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1932, replaced 2007
Builders
- Dewey Bros. of Goldsboro, North Carolina (Steel superstructure contractor)
- R.H.H. Blackwell Co. of Kingsport, Tennessee (Concrete superstructure & substructure contractor)
Design
Through truss
Skewed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 1,000.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.08889, -81.57167   (decimal degrees)
35°05'20" N, 81°34'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/447890/3883050 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blacksburg South
Inventory numbers
SC 1120002900700 (South Carolina bridge number)
SC 0112002900700 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 32016 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2003)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
6,800

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • October 16, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • HAER SC-41 - Broad River Bridge, Spanning Broad River at U.S. Highway 29, Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC
  • Kim Harvey
  • Luke

Comments 

US29 Broad River Bridge
Posted May 7, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There's an Irene Bridge about 11 miles SSE of this one on 211.

Broad River Bridge
Posted May 6, 2017, by Dennis Anderson (Cdanderson1000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The old bridge was named after a lady. The Irene ????? Bridge. What was her last name and why was the old bridge named for her?