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Old Van Patton Bridge

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Old Van Patton Bridge

Taken downstream on the south side of the Van Patton Shoals

Photo taken by Michael Miller in September 2013

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Description 

Only one span remains. This bridge was replaced by a newer structure downstream, which was in turn replaced with an even newer structure more recently.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Enoree River on Old SC 418
Location
Laurens County, South Carolina, and Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Status
Abandoned
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Enoree River Bridge
Van Patton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.75439, -82.10854   (decimal degrees)
34°45'16" N, 82°06'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/398539/3846365 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reidville
Inventory number
BH 50522 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Changed "Name" & added "Alternative Names"
  • December 13, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Deck removed", "Missing spans", "One-lane traffic"

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Comments 

Enoree River Bridge
Posted June 8, 2012, by Robert Elder

Mr. Figlar:

Most of our information comes from the National Bridge Inventory (NBI). Although the NBI is not perfect, it is generally a good resource. However, most bridges that have been abandoned for many years are not listed on the NBI. I suspect that might be the case with this bridge.

Thus, Bridgehunter relies on individuals who can devote time to individual bridges. County records, as well as county and state historical societies can be a good start. We would love to have complete information about every historic bridge in the country, we are just not there yet. However, we are slowly trying to build up this database.

Contrary to popular belief, Bridgehunter is not an official government website, so us users generally have to find bridge information ourselves.

Enoree River Bridge
Posted June 7, 2012, by Dick Figlar (Richardfiglar [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

How come there is no information provided here on the old Enoree River Bridge (Hwy 418), such as when it was built and how long it was in service. Seems like there should be lots more to learn about this fantastic old bridge.