Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge

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Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge
Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge Jun 10.JPG
Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge, June 2010
Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge is located in South Carolina
Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge
Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge is located in the US
Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge
Location
US 501 Bus. (Main Street) over the Waccamaw R., Conway, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°49′59″N 79°2′39″W / 33.83306°N 79.04417°W / 33.83306; -79.04417Coordinates: 33°49′59″N 79°2′39″W / 33.83306°N 79.04417°W / 33.83306; -79.04417
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1937
Architect Gooding, W. J.; Tidewater Construction Company
Architectural style Continuous steel girder
MPS Conway MRA
NRHP reference # 94000994[1]
Added to NRHP August 26, 1994

Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge is a historic bridge located at Conway in Horry County, South Carolina.[2]

It was built in 1937 and opened to the public in April 1938, designated as a memorial to Horry County citizens who served in America’s wars from the American Revolution through the First World War. Its cost was $370,000. It is 1,270 feet long and carries U.S. Route 501 Business over the Waccamaw River. It is a multi-span continuous steel girder bridge made up of four steel girder main spans, four continuous steel string approach spans, and concrete piers which support the bridge deck. It features 28 cast-iron light standards along the balustrade, and the Gothic-influenced pointed arches cut out of its concrete piers.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Martin, Greg; Burroughs, Ben; Kincaid, Connie; Burroughs, Henry, Jr. (March 4, 1994). "Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "South Carolina Department of Archives and History". National Register Properties in South Carolina:Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge, Horry County (Main St./U.S. Hwy. 501, Conway), including three photos. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 2010-06-21. 

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