South Carolina Department of Transportation—Broad River Road Bridge Project

Crossing the US 176 Bridge over the Broad River and Columbia Canal as a pedestrian or a bicyclist could be unnerving, as there were no dedicated bike lanes and no real separation between the sidewalk and fast-moving traffic (25,000 vehicles a day).To fix this, SCDOT completed a $32 million project included replacing the Broad River Bridge to improve safety, maintain connection to business and recreational activities, and enhance quality of life by promoting pedestrian and bicycle travel.  The new bridge has updated the crossing for motorists and includes dedicated bike lanes, sidewalks protected by a concrete parapet wall, and pedestrian overlooks to view the river. SCDOT also worked with the State Historic Preservation Office to include elements mimicking the architecture of the other bridges, maintaining the character of the district.Broad River Bridge 1.jpg