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Charleston History Through Postcards

Old South Side Bridge


Built in 1891, the original South Side Bridge was the first to cross the Kanawha River at Charleston. It gave people an easier way to reach the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway depot on the south side of the river and spurred the development of South Hills. The bridge was condemned and dropped into the river in 1936. The current bridge, constructed with funds from the Works Progress Administration, opened in 1937..

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