Gervais Street Bridge

Gervais Street Bridge (HM4J1)

Location: Columbia, SC 07960 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 59.813', W 81° 2.93'

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The first bridge at Gervais Street was a covered wooden structure built in 1827 by the Columbia Bridge Company. It remained until 1865 when Confederate soldiers burned it and other bridges to delay the advance of Sherman's troops. Rebuilt in 1870, the bridge was privately owned until 1912 when Richland and Lexington counties bought it.

The current 1,415-foot-long bridge opened in 1927. It was considered remarkable for its time due to its use of reinforced concrete and its status as South Carolina's widest roadway. The Gervais Street Bridge was the only bridge in Columbia spanning the Congaree River until the Blossom Street Bridge was built in 1953.
HM NumberHM4J1
Placed ByS.C. State Museum
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 495490 N 3761811
Decimal Degrees33.99688333, -81.04883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.813', W 81° 2.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 48.78" N, 81° 2' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 67 Three Rivers Greenway, Columbia SC 07960, US
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