John M. Bates Bridge

John M. Bates Bridge (HMK1T)

Location: St Matthews, SC 29135 Richland County
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N 33° 45.418', W 80° 38.643'

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Named in 1979 in honor
prominent public spirited
citizen of this section
(Born 1871 Died 1924)
for his many contributions
to highway transportation

During early 1900,s he led
several highway location parties.
He personally financed, built
and managed Bates Ferry across
Congaree River about one mile
upstream from here 1910-1922.
Culminating a lifelong dream,
he organized Richland - Calhoun
Bridge Commission in 1921 and
arranged financing, secured permit
to span the river and supervised
construction of Bates Ferry Toll
Bridge connecting Richland and
Calhoun counties, completed in
1923 and a forerunner of this
present bridge.
HM NumberHMK1T
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 532964 N 3735266
Decimal Degrees33.75696667, -80.64405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.418', W 80° 38.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 25.08" N, 80° 38' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23 Unnamed Road, St Matthews SC 29135, US
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