Charleston Railway Buildings and Structures

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Dec 062013

Just a quick note on a book about the buildings of the Southern Railway in and around the Charleston area that I have overlooked up till now. Not sure how I had done that, but it is for sale by the Southern Railway Historical Association and is currently discounted for the holiday season.

Southern Railway Charleston Railway Charleston Buildings and Structures

According to the description on the SRHA site, “This book features Southern Railway’s buildings and structures from Charleston to Branchville, SC, including depots, piers, warehouses, section houses, and water tanks. This book is compiled from SRHA’s collection of ICC valuation documents, and provides a glimpse of the Southern Railway in 1917. This is a complete snapshot of the Southern in Charleston, including its predecessor the South Carolina Railway. By Craig Myers, 72 pages, 120 photos and diagrams.”

Highway 78 Overpass

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Oct 262011

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is providing notification to the public of increased cost estimates for the proposed replacement of the US 78 Bridge over CSX Railroad, Norfolk Southern Railroad and Meeting street in Charleston as part of a statewide transportation improvement program.

Due to significant ground improvements that are required to meet seismic performance requirements, an additional $7.55 million will be needed for the project.

The SCDOT proposed to replace the aging structure with a new bridge, which also corrects the current substandard clearances over the railroad tracks and Meeting Street.

The bridge, constructed in 1926, is load posted with truck restrictions based on its condition and its replacement will improve safety for users and residents.

Competition Design for a Charleston Transit Hub

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Feb 112011

Charleston Transit HubThis design for a transit hub in Charleston, South Carolina. It was submitted as part of an architectural competition sponsored by Architecture for Humanity: Charleston. The building is conceived as having gray granite walls and a copper batten roof. Approximate area is 46,000 square feet. The design is by Shue Design Associates. We would love to see something like the built!

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