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Columbia's Bridge To Nowhere


Columbia's Bridge to Nowhere

Photo taken by Joseph Hinson

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BH Photo #243878


This bridge is noteworthy more for it's lack of use than it's history or aesthetics. It goes nowhere, literally, and it gets there fast. Drivers can take the road off Hwy. 555 (Farrow Road) near I-20 and cross the bridge. Immediately upon crossing the railroad tracks underneathe, the road suddenly stops. There are no signs that tell drivers this. It was built in 1991 and my best guess is that the plan was to build a housing development or industrial complex near here, but that they never went through with it.


Steel stringer bridge over Norfolk Southern Raiway on S-40-3019
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina
Open to traffic
Built 1991
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 175.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Also called
Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.07611, -80.97667   (decimal degrees)
34°04'34" N, 80°58'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/502152/3770595 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Jackson North
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
SC 4070301900100 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 54686 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2007)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 30, 2012: Added by Joseph Hinson