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Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Bridge, Spanning Savannah River, Savannah River, Abbeville County, SC



B&W Photos

HB1044148
Aerial View From Georgia Side, Looking East

HB1044149
Aerial View From South Carolina Side, Looking West

HB1044150
Aerial View Looking South At Old Bridge, With New Bridge Piers In Background

HB1044151
Aerial View From Georgia Side, Looking North, With New Bridge Approach In Foreground


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Savannah River, Savannah River, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER SC-6
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1908 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1928 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Savannah River, Abbeville County, SC.
Significance: The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Bridge spans the Savannah River between Abbeville County, S.C., and Elbert County, Ga. The structure is a 24-span plate girder railroad bridge which spans 1,790' across the Savannah River. The bridge site was first developed in 1890, rebuilt in 1909 and 1928, and took its present form in 1930. This site comprises the first permanent railroad crossing of the Savannah River above Augusta and played a critical role in the shipment of granite from Elberton's newly founded granite industry.

Subjects
Commerce
Civil Engineering
Railroad Bridges


Related Names
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company
Georgia, Carolina, & Northern Railway
Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company
Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad Company
Seaboard Air Line Railway
Phelgan, A. A.
Kain, Dennis, Photographer
Johnson, John P., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW FROM GEORGIA SIDE, LOOKING EAST
2. AERIAL VIEW FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SIDE, LOOKING WEST
3. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT OLD BRIDGE, WITH NEW BRIDGE PIERS IN BACKGROUND
4. AERIAL VIEW FROM GEORGIA SIDE, LOOKING NORTH, WITH NEW BRIDGE APPROACH IN FOREGROUND


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