Over time, the foundations of the Tugaloo River Bridge deteriorated and the highway was rerouted across the Tugaloo River into Georgia.
The center section of the bridge was cut away and allowed to sink into the deep water of the Tugaloo River. The water rose to the level of the bridge and boats had difficulty passing under the bridge.
Now the two sections of the bridge--one on the SC side and one on the GA side--serve as fishing piers.
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|Tugaloo River Bridge|
|Sign on US Hwy 123 points to the bridge|
|Entrance on US Hwy 123|
|Parking area at bridge|
|Bridge at parking area on SC side of river|
|Sign at the entrance to the parking area|
|Rules for the park area|
|The path to view the bridge begins behind the garbage can and rocks at the parking area|
|A path leads to viewing and fishing areas on side of river|
|View of the river and bridge from the shore|
|Portion of the bridge on the Georgia shore|
This small recreation area is easily accessed on a warm Summer day where the remains of a bygone era bridge crossed the State lines.
Many anglers catch bass, trout, and many other species of fish from these remains of a much crossed bridge.
April 22, 2017