Goose Creek Bridge

Goose Creek Bridge (HMJO3)

Location: Goose Creek, SC 29445 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 58.85', W 80° 1.961'

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The first bridge here, in use by 1680, had a raised road at either end and was built from split logs with the flat sides up, covered by sand or clay. Traffic over Goose Creek increased significantly after St. James, Goose Creek Church was built 200 yds. S in 1714-19. By the 1750s the bridge had to be replaced every few years. In 1780 British troops occupying The Oaks Plantation nearby guarded the bridge, a strategic point on the road to and from Charleston.
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The bridge was torn down and replaced by a larger covered one shortly after the Revolution. A later covered bridge, built in 1851, was 200 ft. long, on brick piers, with a plank floor and cypress shingle roof. It was burned in 1865 by Confederates attempting to delay Federals in the area. Another bridge here, built some years after the Civil War, was uncovered, with a simple railing. By 1925 a new U.S. Highway 52 included a bridge upstream and W. of this crossing.
HM NumberHMJO3
Marker Number8-59
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe City of Goose Creek
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590383 N 3649577
Decimal Degrees32.98083333, -80.03268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 58.85', W 80° 1.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 58' 51.00" N, 80° 1' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 704 Old State Rd, Goose Creek SC 29445, US
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