Edisto Beach Real Estate-How do you know when you get to Edisto?
Edisto Beach Real Estate
Edisto Beach, SC
McKinley Washington Bridge, Edisto SC
....So you have made it to the Big Bridge...only just a few miles to go to get to Edisto.
That's what our parents would say when we were children... The ride to
the Beach seemed like an all day ride. But we knew, once we got to the
Big Bridge that we were almost to Edisto. Back then the
Bridge was called the Dawhoo Bridge. It was a swing bridge that was
built in 1954. It was electrically controlled by a bridge tender. Its
operator worked in twelve hour shifts and his tiny office was located
in the middle of the span. We often would joke that the only time you
would see a traffic jam on Edisto was when the bridge would get stuck
in the open position- which happened often.
The Bridge Tender's Office
Dual Lane Dahwoo Bridge
The first bridge was built around the 1920 was a single lane. It
too was a swing bridge. This bridge was manually operated by a giant
crank. However, the operator lived in a caretaker's house on the
shore. When a large boat or ship wanted to pass, they would blow their
horn and the operator would come out and climb up on the bridge and
turn the crank by hand to slide the bridge open.
Circa 1920s Dawhoo Bridge
The Big Bridge
Today we have a dual lane span bridge. With a cost of $54.9 million
dollars and a span of 5,584 feet is a modern marvel. It was built and
dedicated around 1993. It was named after Congressman Mckinley Washingtion, Jr.
I know that you are about ready for some warmer weather and a good dose of Edisto...so I took a few photos of the Big Bridge and some cool views...just so you know that you are almost there...
...Just us birds hanging out on the Bridge..
The Beautiful Dahwoo River
Its a bird's Life
Remanants of the Dahwoo Bridge-now a fishing pier
Wind swept Marshes under the Bridge
So the next time you get to the Big Bridge...know you are almost to Edisto.
Edisto Beach-Now That's Heaven!
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