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Gervais Street Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #126285

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Also enters the city limits of West Columbia, South Carolina

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Congaree River on US 1 in Columbia
Location
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, and Lexington County, South Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Builders
- Hardaway Contracting Co. of Columbus, Georgia
- Joseph Walker Barnwell of Charleston, South Carolina (Engineer)
Design
Reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch.
Closed-spandrel rounded arch at each end with nine open spandrel segmented arches between.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 1,415.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1980
Also called
Gervais Street Bridge (3rd)
Jefferson Davis Highway Congaree River Bridge
US378 Congaree River Bridge
US1 Congaree River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.99611, -81.05056   (decimal degrees)
33°59'46" N, 81°03'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/495331/3761725 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Columbia
Inventory numbers
SC 4020000100100 (South Carolina bridge number)
NRHP 80003676 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32065 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2010)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 51.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
27,300

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2017: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • November 21, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • July 18, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • July 7, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • January 25, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • April 7, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 8, 2013: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • January 29, 2013: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • January 19, 2013: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • December 28, 2012: New Street View added by Joseph Hinson
  • November 29, 2012: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • October 16, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER SC-16 - Gervais Street Bridge, Gervais Street spanning Congaree River, Columbia, Richland County, SC
  • Wikipedia
  • Joseph Hinson - joethephotog [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Gervais Street Bridge
Posted October 5, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This photo gallery includes two photos of this bridge and two truss bridges during the record floods in this area.

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/articl...

Gervais Street Bridge
Posted April 12, 2011, by Robyn Watts (robyntw247 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Gervais St. Bridge was rehabilitated in 1994.