| The bridge was completed in 1860 as a
temporary structure, to be replaced by an iron bridge. The iron
bridge was not constructed until after the war.
| The temporary bridge was over 1800
feet long. Starting on the South Carolina shore, there was one
thousand feet of trestling, then one 150-foot Howe-truss span,
then a 190-foot pivot draw section, and finally 500 feet of
|Details from Stone, Vital Rails, p.38.