Hilton Head Island Toll Bridge
The Hilton Head Island Toll Bridge, although of a modern construction, is significant both at the state and the local level as an example of a dropping number of privately-maintained toll bridges nationwide, and as one of only two toll roads in South Carolina (the other being the publicly-owned Southern Connector around Greenville).
Despite being a privately-maintained structure, the Hilton Head Island Toll Bridge and adjoining Cross Island Parkway are still subject to SCDOT oversight although no maintenance is performed at the state level and all funding is through tolls and donations. Because the facility is subject to state oversight, the state's electronic toll collection system "PalmettoPass", used for the Southern Connector, is accepted at Hilton Head Island.
Bridge tolls were indefinitely suspended in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been some discussion about the bridge becoming a toll-free structure and being fully transferred to SCDOT maintenance in 2021 or 2022, but these considerations have not been finalized.
- Steel stringer bridge over Broad Channel on Cross Island Parkway (US Route 278 Toll)
- Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
- Open to traffic
- Built 1994
- Concrete-encased steel stringer
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 3,528.1 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 67.9 ft.
- Also called
- Coligny Beach Toll Bridge
Broad Channel Toll Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +32.17846, -80.76868 (decimal degrees)
32°10'42" N, 80°46'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/521807/3560240 (zone/easting/northing)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
- Inventory numbers
- SC 0000000009889 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 89406 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of September 2018)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.9 (out of 100)
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- May 25, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel
- Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com