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Gervais Street Bridge (1927)

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #126285

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Also enters the city limits of West Columbia, South Carolina

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Congaree River on US 1 in Columbia
Location
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, and Lexington County, South Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Builders
- Hardaway Construction Co./Hardaway Contracting Co. of Columbus, Georgia
- Joseph Walker Barnwell of Charleston, South Carolina (Engineer)
Design
Reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch.
Closed-spandrel rounded arch at each end with nine open spandrel segmented arches between.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 1,415.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1980
Also called
US 1 Congaree River Bridge
US 378 Congaree River Bridge
Jefferson Davis Highway Congaree River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.99611, -81.05056   (decimal degrees)
33°59'46" N, 81°03'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/495331/3761725 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Columbia
Inventory numbers
SC 4020000100100 (South Carolina bridge number)
NRHP 80003676 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32065 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2018: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • June 15, 2017: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • November 21, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • July 18, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • July 7, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • January 25, 2016: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • April 7, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 8, 2013: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • January 29, 2013: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • January 19, 2013: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • December 28, 2012: New Street View added by Joseph Hinson
  • November 29, 2012: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • October 16, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER SC-16 - Gervais Street Bridge, Gervais Street spanning Congaree River, Columbia, Richland County, SC
  • Wikipedia
  • Joseph Hinson - joethephotog [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Gervais Street Bridge
Posted October 5, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This photo gallery includes two photos of this bridge and two truss bridges during the record floods in this area.

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/articl...

Gervais Street Bridge
Posted April 12, 2011, by Robyn Watts (robyntw247 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Gervais St. Bridge was rehabilitated in 1994.