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Irene Bridge

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Irene Bridge

The Gaffney Ledger: January 26 1917

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BH Photo #458537

Description 

Originally built as 3 through truss spans with approaches on both ends. In 1951 an overweight truck collapsed 2 of the through trusses, which were then replaced with temporary Bailey trusses. In 1955, as a new bridge was being built along side it, part of the temporary bridge collapsed with the truck driver being killed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Broad River on SC 211
Location
Cherokee County, South Carolina, and York County, South Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1917; Partial Collapses 1951 & 1955; Replaced 1956
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.93777, -81.48000   (decimal degrees)
34°56'16" N, 81°28'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/456165/3866247 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87000 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • October 18, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com