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US15 Lake Marion Bridge

Photos 

looking North

Photo taken by Andrew Penik

BH Photo #342262

Street View 

Description 

This was the original bridge crossing Lake Marion for vehicular traffic prior to the construction of the twin-span Francis Marion Memorial Bridge and WJ Gooding Memorial Bridge for Interstate 95 downstream.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Lake Marion on US 15 (old alignment)
Location
Santee, Clarendon County, South Carolina, and Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
US Coast Guard has requested that this bridge be removed due to the fact that the piers don't align with the new Francis Marion Bridge and WJ Gooding Bridge, thus creating a navigation hazard. SCDOT has sold the structure to a private owner, who is looking to restore part of the bridge in a new location, funding permitting. The bridge will be demolished by 2020 if not relocated.
History
Built 1946; closed 2018, currently awaiting relocation, may be demolished by 2020 if not relocated
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 5,347.4 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old Lake Marion Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.50576, -80.45312   (decimal degrees)
33°30'21" N, 80°27'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/550794/3707491 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul
Inventory numbers
SC 0142001500100 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 70124 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2020: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • March 30, 2018: New Street View added by Amanda
  • December 15, 2017: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • November 24, 2015: Added by Andrew Penik