South Carolina Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed South Carolina bridges: 418
  • Bridges with photos: 273 (65.3%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 220 (52.6%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 418 (100.0%)

  • Total photos: 1,704

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 337 (80.6% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 219 (65.0% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 198 (58.8% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 337 (100.0% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 71 (17.0% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 44 (62.0% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 71 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Somerset Drawbridge (Colleton County, built 1620, open to traffic)
  2. John Seabrook Plantation Bridge (Charleston County, built 1782, abandoned)
  3. Poinsett Bridge (Greenville County, built 1820, open to pedestrians)
  4. Gervais Street Bridge (1st) (Lexington County, built 1827, destroyed by fire)
  5. Gervais Street Bridge (2nd) (Lexington County, built 1870, replaced by new bridge)
  6. Long Cane Creek Covered Bridge 40-33-01x (McCormick County, built 1892, destroyed by fire)
  7. Pitt Street Bridge (Charleston County, built 1898, removed)
  8. SRG&E - Glendale Mill Pond Bridge (Spartanburg County, built 1900, removed)
  9. Lincoln Street Viaduct (Richland County, built 1900, removed)
  10. West Branch Bridge (Spartanburg County, built 1900, replaced by new bridge)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

  1. Somerset Drawbridge (Colleton County, built 1620, open to traffic)
  2. John Seabrook Plantation Bridge (Charleston County, built 1782, abandoned)
  3. Poinsett Bridge (Greenville County, built 1820, open to pedestrians)
  4. Palmetto Trail - Broad River Bridge (Fairfield County, built 1904, open to pedestrians)
  5. Columbia Canal Bridge (Richland County, built 1906, open to pedestrians)
  6. N. Pinckney Street (Union County, built 1908, open to traffic)
  7. Campbell's Covered Bridge 40-23-02 (Greenville County, built 1909, open to pedestrians)
  8. Reedy River Bridge (Greenville County, built 1910, open to traffic)
  9. Wyse Ferry Bridge (Lexington County, built 1911, unknown status)
  10. Key Bridge (McCormick County, built 1912, open to pedestrians)

By Design

  • Arch: 72 (17.2%)
    • Deck arch: 72 (17.2%)
      • Brick arch: 2 (0.5%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 12 (2.9%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 1 (0.2%)
      • Steel arch: 9 (2.2%)
      • Stone arch: 6 (1.4%)

  • Beam: 125 (29.9%)
    • Stringer: 85 (20.3%)
      • Concrete stringer: 4 (1.0%)
      • Steel stringer: 55 (13.2%)
      • Timber stringer: 18 (4.3%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 39 (9.3%)

  • Culvert: 4 (1.0%)

  • Rigid frame: 4 (1.0%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 2 (0.5%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 2 (0.5%)

  • Girder: 46 (11.0%)
    • Deck girder: 27 (6.5%)
      • Deck plate girder: 25 (6.0%)
    • Pony/through girder: 11 (2.6%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 10 (2.4%)

  • Other: 12 (2.9%)

  • Slab: 4 (1.0%)

  • Suspension: 3 (0.7%)
    • Cable-stayed: 1 (0.2%)
    • Wire suspension: 2 (0.5%)

  • Truss: 118 (28.2%)
    • Deck truss: 6 (1.4%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Warren deck truss: 1 (0.2%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.2%)
    • Half-through truss: 1 (0.2%)
    • Modern truss: 2 (0.5%)
      • Modern pony truss: 2 (0.5%)
        • Modern Parker pony truss: 1 (0.2%)
        • Modern Pratt pony truss: 1 (0.2%)
    • Pony truss: 38 (9.1%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 13 (3.1%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 9 (2.2%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals: 1 (0.2%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 4 (1.0%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Warren pony truss: 14 (3.3%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 7 (1.7%)
    • Through truss: 69 (16.5%)
      • Camelback through truss: 3 (0.7%)
      • Howe through truss: 4 (1.0%)
      • Lattice through truss: 1 (0.2%)
        • Town lattice truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Parker through truss: 7 (1.7%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 4 (1.0%)
      • Post through truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Pratt through truss: 24 (5.7%)
      • Warren through truss: 17 (4.1%)
        • Warren through truss with no verticals: 2 (0.5%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 3 (0.7%)

    • Tunnel: 5 (1.2%)

    • Unknown: 25 (6.0%)