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Gervais Street Bridge, Gervais Street spanning Congaree River, Columbia, Richland County, SC



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Item Title


Location
Gervais Street spanning Congaree River, Columbia, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER SC-16
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Significance: One of four open spandrel arch bridges, the Gervais Street Bridge represents an early use of reinforced concrete for bridge construction in South Carolina. Its cast iron pedestals and lamps were designed by the United States Treasury Department and features the palmetto and crescent design from the state flag.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Barnwell ,
U.S. Treasury Department
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Pittenger, Nancy B., Historian
Power, J. Tracy, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH
2. NORTHEAST END OF BRIDGE WITH COLUMBIA POWER PLANT IN BACKROUND, LOOKING NORTH
3. TYPICAL SPAN, LOOKING SOUTH
4. TYPICAL SPAN, LOOKING SOUTH
5. GENERAL VIEW OF ]BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. SOUTH SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. SOUTH SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST, CLOSER RANGE
8. SOUTH SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST, HORIZONTAL FORMAT
9. SOUTH SIDE, TYPICAL PIER AND ARCH
10. DETAIL, TYPICAL LIGHT STANDARD
11. DETAIL, TYPICAL LIGHT STANDARD, WITH SCALE
12. DETAIL OF BASE OF STANDARD


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