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Columbia's Bridge To Nowhere

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Columbia's Bridge to Nowhere

Photo taken by Joseph Hinson

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BH Photo #243878

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Norfolk Southern Raiway on S-40-3019
Location
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1991
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
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)
131

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2012: Added by Joseph Hinson

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