November 2019 – Sad news: The beautiful truss bridge over the Little River near Calhoun Mill in McCormick County has been removed. It is being replaced with a more modern bridge. While we understand the need to update bridges for safety, we wish they would have preserved the old one, similar to how they have bypassed bridges over Rocky River in Anderson and the Saluda River in Greenville. (Tom Taylor, South Carolina Picture Project)
This steel truss bridge once crossed the Little River in Mount Carmel near the site of the historic Calhoun Mill. The bridge was built in 1928 and refurbished in 1958. Its length comprised 319.9 feet of South Carolina Highway 823, and it served around 350 vehicles cross it each day. The Little River in McCormick County is one of four rivers in South Carolina of the same name. It is a tributary of the Savannah River and converges with Strom Thurmond Lake.
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