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Broad River Bridge, Spanning Broad River at U.S. Highway 29, Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Broad River at U.S. Highway 29, Gaffney, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER SC-41
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Significance: The completion of this 1,035' span was the last section of a larger project to improve U.S. Highway 29 across South Carolina. The structure is unusual because of its skewed through truss spans.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
South Carolina State Highway Department
Dewey Brothers
Blackwell, R. H.H


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
PLANAR VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, FACING NORTH
OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF TRUSSES 2, 3, AND 4, FACING NORTHEAST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING REMNANTS OF PREVIOUS BRIDGE IN FOREGROUND, FACING NORTHEAST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF PIER 5, WEST APPROACH AND PORTION OF TRUSS 1 FROM RIVER, FACING NORTH
PLANAR VIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE, FACING SOUTHEAST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF PIER 6 WITH PIER 5 IN BACKGROUND AND TRUSSES 1 AND 2, FACING SOUTHWEST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF PIER 8 WITH PIER 9 IN BACKGROUND AND TRUSSES 3 AND 4, FACING SOUTHEAST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF PIER 8 AND TRUSSES 3 AND 4, FACING SOUTHEAST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST APPROACH, FACING EAST
PLANAR VIEW OF WEST APPROACH, FACING EAST
DETAIL OF JOINTS CONNECTING PORTAL BRACING WITH TOP CHORD AND VERTICAL AND DIAGONAL BRACES OF TRUSS 1, FACING UPWARD
DETAIL OF VERTICAL AND DIAGONAL BRACING ON NORTH SIDE OF TRUSS 1, FACING NORTHEAST
PLANAR VIEW OF WEST PORTAL OF TRUSS 2, FACING EAST
DETAIL SHOWING SKEW OF EAST PORTAL BRACING OF TRUSS 2 AND WEST PORTAL OF TRUSS 3 IN BACKGROUND, FACING EAST
PLANAR VIEW OF WEST PORTAL OF TRUSS 3 SHOWING SKEW, FACING EAST
DETAIL OF VERTICAL AND DIAGONAL BRACING ON NORTH SIDE OF TRUSS 4, FACING NORTHEAST
PLANAR VIEW OF EAST APPROACH, FACING WEST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST APPROACH, FACING WEST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF STREAM FLOW MEASURING STATION FROM BELOW BRIDGE, FACING EAST
OBLIQUE VIEW OF STREAM FLOW MEASURING STATION FROM DECK OF BRIDGE, FACING SOUTHWEST
PLAN & PROFILE BRIDGE OVER BROAD RIVER, FLOOR RELIEF PROJECT NO. 15
END BENTS & EXTRAS BRIDGE OVER BROAD RIVER
106'0" SUPERSTRUCTURE BRIDGE OVER BROAD RIVER
PIER DETAILS BRIDGE OVER BROAD RIVER


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