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Lt. Colonel Thomas W. Bonner Bridge

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Lt. Colonel Thomas W. Bonner Bridge

Looking south

Photo taken by Michael Miller in September 2013

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BH Photo #266072

Description 

Originally, there was a single lane timber bridge that was demolished and replaced with this newer structure in 2011 in order to facilitate quicker response times for EMS & Fire crews who would have to utilize alternative routes around the bridge or worse yet, not be able to reach the emergency as trains typically use the dual trackage through the Town of Chesnee to pass oncoming trains and will block at grade intersections.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wooden bridge over Clinchfield Railroad on C-42-1887
Location
Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Status
Replacement for old single lane timber structure
History
Built in 2011 to replace a timber stringer bridge built in the 1940s.
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Overhead Bridge
Clinchfield Railroad Bridge
Overhead Bridge Rd Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.12667, -81.86806   (decimal degrees)
35°07'36" N, 81°52'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/420909/3887434 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chesnee
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
126
Inventory numbers
SC 4290188700300 (South Carolina bridge number)
BH 32071 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
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: 96 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 15, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Changed "Name", "Alternate Names", "Overview", "Crosses" and "Status". Added "Year Lost" & "Description"

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