Ashley River Bridges – Charleston, South Carolina
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The historic Ashley River Memorial Bridges cross the Ashley River in Charleston. The first bridge opened in 1926 and is dedicated to South Carolina‘s deceased soldiers from World War I. It is one of four remaining draw bridges in our state.
The second bridge is also a draw bridge and was added in the 1960s to accommodate the growing amount of traffic traveling between the Charleston peninsula and West Ashley.
These are the only moveable bridges left in our state:
- Harbor River Bridge – US 21 over the Harbor River – Swing bridge
- Woods Memorial Bridge – US 21 Business over the Beaufort River – Swing bridge
- Wando River Bridge – SC 41 over the Wando River – Currently a swing bridge but may be replaced as early as 2014
- Wappoo Creek Bridge – SC 171 – Drawbridge
- Ashley River Memorial Bridges – US 17 over the Ashley River – Two side-by-side drawbridges, pictured here
- Ben Sawyer Bridge – SC 703 over the Intracoastal Waterway – Swing bridge
- Little River Swing Bridge – County Road 26-20
- Socastee Swing Bridge – County Road 26-616
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