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Startex Bridge

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Old Startex Bridge

Picture taken from its replacement bridge upstream.

Photo taken by Michael Miller in May 2012

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BH Photo #262921

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Description 

Replaced an older truss bridge at this same location in 1932. The town was originally called Tucapau Mills but was renamed Startex in 1936.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Middle Tyger River on Main Street (Old Alignment)
Location
Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Status
Bypassed and abandoned in 1989
History
Built in 1932; Abandoned when new adjacent bridge built in 1989.
Design
(2)6-panel, riveted Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Tucapau Mills Bridge (1932-36)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.92699, -82.09971   (decimal degrees)
34°55'37" N, 82°05'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/399558/3865497 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wellford
Inventory number
BH 57621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added categories "6-panel truss", "A-frame portal", "Riveted"
  • October 23, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • September 20, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller
  • August 23, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 15, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

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Sources 

  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com