3 votes

Abner Creek Covered Bridge


Creek Bank View

Photo taken by Andrew Penik in March 2016

BH Photo #350709

Street View 


Abandoned bridge over Abner Creek
Greer, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Steel stringer
Also called
Cushman Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.87584, -82.16525   (decimal degrees)
34°52'33" N, 82°09'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/393505/3859893 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 71544 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2016: New Street View added by Andrew Penik


Abner Creek Covered Bridge
Posted May 17, 2019, by Gregory Gentry (Gentrygregory [at] gmail [dot] com)

Larry Cushman built that bridge from the remnants of the original bridge at road that was damaged from hurricane Hugo. It was built to access Mr. Pagants property that was next door to Larry’s property. It was built because it could be. Not to serve any other purpose.

Abner Creek Covered Bridge
Posted May 2, 2016, by Andrew Penik

If you are coming from Abner creek Rd side of bridge on Mayfield you can see the old right of way this is now a drive way for house close to bridge. what I saw inside the bridge didn't look too old but the wooden floor looked ax cut and very old I still believe its an old crossing before the 1984 bridge was built

Abner Creek Covered Bridge
Posted March 30, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It might also be the remains of something that someone thought worth preserving, at least visually. There's a story here, probably more than someone put some aged lumber over steel stringers.

There's probably someone local who could explain.

Abner Creek Covered Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not historic, not a truss, I don't even consider it a covered bridge.

It's a decoration dragging down the stringers holding it up.

Abner Creek Covered Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Andrew Penik

I need to go back and take more pictures. I couldn't believe I found this bridge, only records I could find say it was build in 1991 and no way that's possible after seeing it up close.

they recently replaced the current bridge that was built in 1984 with a new one so the area around it was cleaned out reveling the covered bridge.

Abner Creek Covered Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

It appears to be a steel stringer with a housing over it, perhaps to protect the wooden floor. The outriggers suggest there may once have been a truss of some sort. Any ideas?