Buzzards' Roost Dynamited?

This story appeared Thursday, May 28, 1998, in The State.    But where do you think the name for that bridge came from??

Old gives way to new

An explosion sealed the fate of the Buzzard's Roost bridge on S.C. 34 near Ninety Six Wednesday.

Explosives at either end of the steel truss dropped part of the bridge into the muddy-brown Saluda River about 1 p.m.

*Cliff Moore, bridge project manager for the S.C. Department of Transportation, said the 998-foot bridge was one of the few that have been destroyed by an explosion. The new bridge was already open.

"This is the first one I've heard of like this. Usually they get out there with a jackhammer," Moore said. The agency hired contractors to build the new $5.7 million bridge on the Saluda and to destroy the old one.

(*No relation, I'm sure!) ;-}

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