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SC9 Catawba River Bridge (EB)


Catawba River Bridge -- Hwy. 9

Photo shows work on the east bound replacement bridge. Traffic on the west bound side is now one lane both ways.

Photo taken by Joseph Hinson in August 2016


BH Photo #369342

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There are actually two bridges here. The west bound bridge was newer as the road was four laned at some point after construction of the east bound side. In the summer of 2016, the SC DOT closed traffic on the east bound side and tore that bridge down. Construction of a new bridge is currently underway.

Meanwhile, traffic on the west bound bridge is now one lane in each direction until construction of the east bound side is complete.


Steel stringer bridge over Catawba River on SC 9
Fort Lawn, Lancaster County, South Carolina, and Chester County, South Carolina
Open to traffic
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1957
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 1,420.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.2 ft.
Also called
Highway 9 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.70889, -80.86667   (decimal degrees)
34°42'32" N, 80°52'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/512209/3840768 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
SC 2940000920100 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 56471 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2016: Updated by Joseph Hinson: Two photos added; also updated the description to include recent news.
  • June 4, 2013: Added by Joseph Hinson

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