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Wateree River Bridge

Photos 

View Of Dedication Plaque (Howard F. Speaks Bridge) On Northeastern End Of Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #126251

Map 

Description 

The U.S. Route 1/601 bridge is identified as Kershaw 1 in the South Carolina Department of Transportation's Non-Metal Truss Highway Bridge Inventory. This continuous steel stringer and concrete T-beam bridge has unusual side rails consisting of metal sections placed between concrete posts. It was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in June, 1993.

- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Wateree River on Us 1 and 601
Location
Kershaw County, South Carolina
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1942; Replaced 1998
Builder
- Vincennes Steel Corp. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Concrete tee beam approaches
deck plate girder main span
Also called
Howard F. Speaks Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.24500, -80.65361   (decimal degrees)
34°14'42" N, 80°39'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/531896/3789375 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lugoff
Inventory number
BH 37658 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added builder, HAER description & categories
  • October 16, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER SC-23 - U.S. Route 1-601 Bridge, U.S. Route 1, 601 spanning Wateree River, Camden vicinity, Kershaw County, SC
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com