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Gervais Street Bridge (1927)


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #126285


Street View 


Also enters the city limits of West Columbia, South Carolina


Open-spandrel arch bridge over Congaree River on US 1 in Columbia
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, and Lexington County, South Carolina
Open to traffic
Built 1927
- Hardaway Construction Co./Hardaway Contracting Co. of Columbus, Georgia
- Joseph Walker Barnwell of Charleston, South Carolina (Engineer)
Reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch.
Closed-spandrel rounded arch at each end with nine open spandrel segmented arches between.
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 1,415.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
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 


  • 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


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.


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

The Gervais St. Bridge was rehabilitated in 1994.