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Barefoot Landing Bridge


Barefoot Landing Bridge

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BH Photo #469841


This bridge appears to follow a rare hybrid of truss configurations. The diagonal members are sloped upwards towards the center of the truss swing span, which follows a Howe truss configuration. However, the two largest members over the swing pier are sloped in a Pratt truss configuration. Additionally, a single-panel Warren truss exists at the hip verticals, and there are subdivisions at the panels closest to the end posts only.


Through truss swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Barefoot Resort Bridge Road
Horry County, South Carolina
Open to traffic
Originally over Albemarle River; moved here in 1998 by Barefoot Resorts
Unusual hybrid truss - appears to be a combination of Pratt and Howe designs. Additional subdivisions appear to exist at the endposts as well
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 299.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Also called
Barefoot Beach Resort Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.80300, -78.74143   (decimal degrees)
33°48'11" N, 78°44'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/709074/3742606 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
SC 0000000009973 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 70677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 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: 49.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 9, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added built date and history
  • April 9, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Expand page with notes about rare truss configuration
  • January 28, 2016: Added by Andrew Penik


  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Douglas Butler


Barefoot Landing Bridge
Posted April 9, 2020, by Nick Boppel (nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My comments and thoughts about the unusual hybrid truss configuration stem from this photo, which unfortunately is not licensed for reuse here.