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    • Little River Swing Bridge


      Little River Swing Bridge – crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 347
      33 51.104 North/078 39.382 West
       Swing


      Closed vertical clearance 7 feet
      Opens on demand
      VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #9
      Telephone Number – 843-280-5919

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Carolyn hackett -  May 23, 2016 - 12:45 pm

        Very attentive and efficient bridge tender.
        Traveling under 5/23/16 mid day.

        Reply to Carolyn
      2. Skipper Linda -  April 7, 2015 - 6:46 pm

        We have never had a problem, passed through today, 4/7/2015, courteous bridge tender. I too here some boaters being demanding with bridge tenders and lock masters. Being courteous to them goes a long way!

        Reply to Skipper
    • Socastee Swing Bridge


      Socastee Swing Bridge – crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 371
      33 41.240 North/079 00.269 West
       Swing
      Closed vertical clearance 11 feet
      Opens on Demand. Closures may be required every 15 minutes when vessel traffic is heavy.
      NOTE: Because of heavy traffic to two schools within a half-mile of the bridge, the bridge will not be able to turn between 7:45AM and 8:15AM on school days. All other times is “on demand” unless traffic becomes heavy, as on a weekend, then bridge closures may be required to every 15 minutes to accommodate road traffic.
      VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #9
      Telephone Number – 843-347-3525

      Editor’s Note: See /163041

      Comments from Cruisers (4)

      1. Jim Healy -  October 14, 2017 - 9:29 am

        We have been across the Socastee Swing Bridge by car. It carries a 4-lane road that is very busy with local traffic during the day. Be patient with the bridge tenders here, because they have a job that make them unpopular with boaters AND THE LOCAL PEOPLE who use that bridge every day.

        Reply to Jim
      2. Ronnie Holden -  October 11, 2017 - 6:28 am

        Any updates as to opening schedule ?

        Reply to Ronnie
        • Larry Dorminy -  October 11, 2017 - 6:59 am

          Hi Ronnie,
          As you can tell by reading all the links and comments re “historic” Socastee Bridge attached to its listing, its opening schedule is a very local issue and subject to much variation. While it can be an annoyance to cruisers, you have to give the community credit for fighting for the right to be “local” and not just another high-rise concrete arch.
          There are still some of us old-timers who miss the delays, annoyances and communicating with tenders when navigating the many, now former, swing, bascule, floating, etc. bridges that once made the Waterway a place to slow down, step back in time and enjoy. Not another interstate.
          Talk to the bridge tender when you get there; they are nice folks who like their jobs and who like boaters.
          Good luck,
          Larry

          Reply to Larry
      3. Orient Moon -  June 10, 2012 - 7:04 pm

        This bridge is a pain, you never know what to expect. They built a new high rise bridge next to it so I don’t understand why they cannot abide to there on demand status.

        TTB

        Reply to Orient
    • Ben Sawyer Memorial – Sullivan Island Bridge


      Ben Sawyer Memorial – Sullivan’s Island Bridge – crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 462
      32 46.374 North/079 50.5264 West
       Swing
      Closed vertical clearance 31 feet
      Restricted opening
      VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #9
      Telephone Number – 843-883-3581

      Opens on request Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Does not open at all Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, the span opens on the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Opens on demand after 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and after 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.

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    • Wappoo Creek, Highway 171 Bridge


      Wappoo Creek, Highway 171 Bridge – crosses Wappoo Creek and the ICW at Statute Mile 471
      32 45.981 North/079 58.444 West
       Bascule
      33 feet closed vertical clearance
      Restricted opening
      Telephone number: 843-852-4157

      April 20218: New schedule from regulations.gov reads:

      (d) SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek, mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. The draw shall open on signal [weekends and Fed holidays]; except that the draw need not open from 6 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and 3:31 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need open only once an hour on the half hour.

      Note only one opening per hour during the week!

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Larry Shick -  April 20, 2018 - 1:48 pm

        New schedule from regulations.gov reads:

        (d) SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek, mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. The draw shall open on signal; except that the draw need not open from 6 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and 3:31 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need open only once an hour on the half hour.

        Note only one opening per hour during the week!

        Reply to Larry
    • Ladys Island Bridge


      Lady’s Island Bridge – crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 536
      32 25.662 North/080 40.152 West
       Swing
      30 feet closed vertical clearance
      Restricted opening
      VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #9
      Telephone Number – 843-521-2111

      Effective December 1, 2017 See https://cruisersnet.net/168689

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Kelly Ryan -  August 7, 2015 - 6:19 pm

        The swing bridge being closed for 5 1/2 hours during the day is seriously impeding traffic flow along the Beaufort (SC) ICW and was extremely detrimental to our (Lady’s Island Marina) transient business during the 2015 spring migration. I wonder if whoever made the decision [to curtail bridge openings] considered the impact on transient boat traffic thru Beaufort. Did they put it out for discussion before making the decision?

        Reply to Kelly
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