General William C. Westmoreland Bridge

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Westmoreland Bridge
Westmoreland Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 32°50′04″N 80°01′31″W / 32.83444°N 80.02528°W / 32.83444; -80.02528Coordinates: 32°50′04″N 80°01′31″W / 32.83444°N 80.02528°W / 32.83444; -80.02528
Carries I‑526
Crosses Ashley River
Locale Charleston, SC - North Charleston, SC
Official name General William C. Westmoreland Bridge
Maintained by South Carolina Department of Transportation
Characteristics
Design Stringer/Multi-beam or Girder
Total length 3907 feet (1191.2 m)
Width 40 feet (12m) each span
Load limit 45 metric tons
Clearance above 35 feet (10.7m)
History
Construction end 1980
Statistics
Daily traffic 37350 (2007)
Toll none

The General William C. Westmoreland Bridge connects the city of North Charleston with the West Ashley area of Charleston in South Carolina. Composed of twin spans, it carries two lanes of Interstate 526 in each direction across the Ashley River and the surrounding marshes. It is often referred to as simply the "Westmoreland Bridge".

The highway was named for General William C. Westmoreland, a South Carolina native and graduate of West Point. He is perhaps best known for being a commander of US forces during the Vietnam War.

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