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Palmetto Trail - Broad River Bridge

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Photo taken by Joseph Hinson in December 2009

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BH Photo #243749

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Description 

Originally on the Columbia to Greenville rail line, later Southern Railway's V Line. The rails were taken up in the 1990s, and the bridge was later converted to a walking trail.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Broad River on Rail to Trail Formerly Southern Railway
Location
Peak, Fairfield County, South Carolina, and Newberry County, South Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1904 by the american bridge co. to replace a previous bridge burnt during the civil war. Last railroad use was in the mid-1990s by Norfolk Southern. Line was originally part of the Columbia and Greenville and later Southern Railway.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Columbia & Greenville Railway (C&GR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Rail-to-trail
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 845.0 ft.
Also called
Southern - Broad River Bridge
NS - Broad River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.24313, -81.32040   (decimal degrees)
34°14'35" N, 81°19'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/470495/3789161 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chapin
Inventory number
BH 50518 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2013: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Changed name to the more common known one-timeowner
  • November 29, 2012: New photos from Joseph Hinson
  • December 13, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Civil War"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Joseph Hinson - joethephotog [at] yahoo [dot] com