Columbia's Bridge To Nowhere
This bridge is noteworthy more for it's lack of use than it's history or aesthetics. It goes nowhere, literally, and it gets there fast. Drivers can take the road off Hwy. 555 (Farrow Road) near I-20 and cross the bridge. Immediately upon crossing the railroad tracks underneathe, the road suddenly stops. There are no signs that tell drivers this. It was built in 1991 and my best guess is that the plan was to build a housing development or industrial complex near here, but that they never went through with it.
- Steel stringer bridge over Norfolk Southern Raiway on S-40-3019
- Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina
- Open to traffic
- Built 1991
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 175.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
- Also called
- Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +34.07611, -80.97667 (decimal degrees)
34°04'34" N, 80°58'36" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/502152/3770595 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Fort Jackson North
- Inventory numbers
- SC 4070301900100 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 54686 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 02/2011)
- Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 93.8 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
- November 30, 2012: Added by Joseph Hinson