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Palmetto Trail - Wateree River Bridge

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Abandoned NS - Wateree River Bridge

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BH Photo #476153

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Plate girder bridge over Wateree River on abandoned NS RR
Location
Richland County, South Carolina, and Sumter County, South Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1903;
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.81358, -80.61298   (decimal degrees)
33°48'49" N, 80°36'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/535817/3741553 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poinsett State Park
Inventory number
BH 58123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 14, 2020: New photos from Mark Houde
  • July 13, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added type, appears to have a swing pier
  • September 23, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

Sources 

  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Mark Houde - mark [at] carolinasports [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Abandoned NS - Wateree River Bridge
Posted July 13, 2020, by Mark Houde (mark [at] carolinasports [dot] com)

This bridge is an old swing or turntable trestle. Now part of the Palmetto Trail (Wateree Passage) and open to the public.

Abandoned NS Wateree River Bridge
Posted September 23, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I couldn't find any documentation showing that this bridge is open to pedestrians (At least officially.)