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Old Dunham Bridge — Greenville, South Carolina

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Old Dunham Bridge

Built in 1929, the Old Dunham Bridge is a steel truss bridge which stretches over the Saluda River in Greenville County. It is located near present-day SC 81 and was once along the main route from Downtown Greenville to Anderson. This bridge was still being used into the late 1990s.

Old Dunham Bridge

Joseph Baker of Summerville, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The bridge is one of the last remaining steel truss bridges in the state that still has its complete structure intact. Now it can be accessed by the adjacent Dolly Cooper Park on the Powdersville side of the Saluda or the Greenville side by walking or riding a bike.

Photographer Joseph Baker writes, “During my teenage years I had the pleasure of driving over it, and I remember that is was so narrow only one car could cross at a time. But there was always that daredevil who just couldn’t be patient.”

Old Dunham Bridge Info

Address: Old Anderson Road, Greenville, SC 29611
GPS Coordinates: 34.799232,-82.469761

Old Dunham Bridge Map

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3 Comments about Old Dunham Bridge

Jack E. Perry says:
March 24th, 2019 at 11:28 am

The chain link gates at either end of the bridge are now unlocked and open, so yes you can walk across it.

Ashley says:
November 7th, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Can you actually walk on the bridge?

Douglas Hawkins says:
September 29th, 2015 at 5:29 pm

What about the really old Dunham bridge, which was a covered bridge??


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