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Hampton Avenue Bridge


Hampton Ave Truss Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in March 2009

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


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Disconnection: The Hampton Avenue Bridge

Video posted Jan. 2013

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Demolished on Sept. 24 by S.C. Dept. of Transportation.


Lost through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Hampton Ave (S-23-47) in Greenville
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina
Removed but not replaced
Installed 1909 (Likely relocated and modified); closed to traffic 1994; removed 2012
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Pin-connected Warren through truss
Span length: 164.1 ft.
Total length: 164.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.86347, -82.41444   (decimal degrees)
34°51'48" N, 82°24'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/370711/3858814 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
SC 2370004700100 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 32029 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 19, 2015: Updated by Luke: Changed build date
  • January 30, 2013: Updated by Andy Peters: adds updated GPS coordinates; adds date of demolition; adds link to video about bridge
  • September 6, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • July 12, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey



Hampton Avenue Bridge
Posted February 17, 2013, by Bennett

This was by far one of the coolest bridges in Greenville and it is a crying shame that it was torn down without any sort of effort to repair it first (like the Queen Street bridge)... I used to ride my bicycle over it nearly everyday or come here to eat and lunch and talk to other people crossing over. The city should at least build something new (and cool) to replace it and reconnect this part of the west side of Greenville to the Hampton-Pinckney area.

Hampton Avenue Bridge
Posted January 30, 2013, by Anonymous

Now this is a bridge that I could look at all day - unlike the ugly thing on the Pete Hollis mega-express-thoroughfare.

Hampton Avenue Bridge
Posted September 27, 2012, by Monterrio Jackson (Gruulninja [at] gmail [dot] com)

You could see the fireworks downtown on this bridge.