South Carolina Picture Project

Little River Swing Bridge — Little River, South Carolina


SC Picture Project  |  Horry County  |  Little River Swing Bridge

This swing bridge in Little River pivots on demand to allow vehicles to cross the Intracoastal Waterway. Built in 1935 and restored in 1980, the bridge connects the cities of Little River and North Myrtle Beach.

Little River Bridge Horry County

Gregg Turbeville of Myrtle Beach, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Little River Bridge Night

David Smith of Little River, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Little River Bridge

Gregg Turbeville of Myrtle Beach, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Swing Bridge Horry County

Gregg Turbeville of Myrtle Beach, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Little River Swing Bridge

Shelley Ridout of Little River, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on the Little River swing bridge


David Smith tells us of his photo: “This beautiful swing bridge has been part of my life’s travels between Little River and North Myrtle Beach since I was in middle school. If you plan to cross it in the summer be prepared to wait, as it allows boats traveling the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) to pass back and forth.”

Contributor Shelley Ridout was able to capture her unusual image of the bridge: “This is the Little River swing bridge from the landing, after one of our infrequent snows.”

Add your own reflections here.

Moveable Bridges in South Carolina


These are the only moveable bridges left in our state:

1) Harbor River Bridge – US 21 over the Harbor River – Swing bridge – Scheduled for replacement
2) Woods Memorial Bridge – US 21 Business over the Beaufort River – Swing bridge
3) Wappoo Creek Bridge – SC 171 – Drawbridge
4) Ben Sawyer Bridge – SC 703 over the Intracoastal Waterway – Swing bridge
5) Little River Swing Bridge – County Road 26-20
6) Socastee Swing Bridge – SC 544 (Dick Pond Road)
7-8) Ashley River Memorial Bridges – US 17 over the Ashley River – Two side-by-side drawbridges
9) Sixth Street Bridge – railroad over the Savannah River – Drawbridge (no longer functioning)

UPDATE: Since this list was created, the Wando River Swing Bridge between Charleston and Berkeley counties has been replaced by a fixed-span bridge.


Little River Swing Bridge Info


Address: Sea Mountain Highway, Little River, SC 29566
GPS Coordinates: 33.852057,-78.656526


Little River Swing Bridge Map





Please Share Your Thoughts!


Did you enjoy this page? Do you have any information we should add? Send us your comments below — we can't wait to hear from you!



One Comment about Little River Swing Bridge

Jane BeloustNo Gravatar says:
June 23rd, 2016 at 11:51 am

The Little River and Socastee bridges should be on a schedule. As a local it is such an inconvenience for the bridge to open every 10 minutes. I know boat traffic is important, but so is car traffic. I have been on boat trips and had to wait on bridge schedules. People just get used to it.




SC PICTURE PROJECT

Join Us on Facebook
Search for Landmarks

SC TOWNS & LANDMARKS

Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Banks Barns & Farms Barnwell Batesburg-Leesville Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Cordesville Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Fort Mill Fountain Inn Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Honea Path Hopkins Huger Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Pacolet Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinopolis Plantations Pomaria Port Royal Post Offices Ravenel Restaurants Ridge Spring Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Sunset Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York