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Burton's Ferry Bridge

Burton's Ferry Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: January 30, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-301 (Abandoned Alignement) Over Savannah River
Location
Rural: Screven County, Georgia and Allendale County, South Carolina: United States
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1938 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a through truss swing bridge that also includes a fixed through truss span, as well as steel stringer approach spans. Having been bypassed by a fixed highway bridge in 1965, this bridge was left abandoned with the swing span in the open position. The bridge retains good historic integrity and although its green paint is failing the bridge appears to be in decent shape. Although abandoned, the bridge remains an important historic bridge in a region with very few bridges of any level of historic value. This bridge would hold its own as a significant bridge even in areas with higher populations of historic bridges.

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