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Grace Memorial Bridge, U.S. Highway 17 spanning Cooper River & Town Creek , Charleston, Charleston County, SC

Grace Memorial Bridge, U.S. Highway 17 spanning Cooper River & Town Creek , Charleston, Charleston County, SC



Significance: At 1.9 miles long, the bridge is one of the major river crossings in the American South and the largest steel truss bridge in South Carolina. At the time of its construction, it was the fifth longest cantilever span in the world.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N900
Survey number: HAER SC-32
Building/structure dates: 1928-1929 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1946 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1960 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Waddell & Hardesty
The Foundation Company
Virginia Bridge & Iron Company
C.E. Hillyer Company
South Carolina Department of Transportation
Allen, Charles R
Barkerding, Harry
Grace, John P
Sullivan, J Frank
Cooper River Bridge, Inc.
U.S. War Department
H.M. Byllesby & Company
Shinners, J J
Pohl, W H
Allen, Charles K
Isle of Palms, Inc.
Hardaway Contracting Company
Sea Pines Company
Bailey, Donald C
Waddell, John Alexander Low
Hardesty, Shortridge
McClintic, Howard Hale
Durkee, E Leland
Remington, Franklin
Reynolds, W E
New South Associates, contractor
Calloway, Deborah, transmitter


Charleston, South Carolina, United States32.80823, -79.93175
Google Map of 32.8082317, -79.9317542


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