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Gervais Street Bridge over the Congaree River - Columbia, SC by Mosley Hardy

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Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Explore score
1.37 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 01, 2010
Date taken
Apr 01, 2010

Canon Powershot G9


One of four open spandrel arch bridges of reinforced concrete in South Carolina, the Gervais Street Bridge spans the Congaree River and links Columbia to the western and southern parts of the state. At the time of its construction, begun in February 1926 and completed in June 1928, the bridge had the widest roadway in the state. From 1928 until 1953, the Gervais Street Bridge was the only Columbia Congaree River bridge and is the earliest and most decorative of the three bridges that now cross the river. The site historically has served bridges and ferries. Ferry service was first replaced about 1791 by a toll bridge. A subsequent wooden bridge completed about 1827 was burned in 1865 to delay General W. T. Sherman’s army. The rebuilt bridge was privately owned until 1912 when it was purchased by Richland County in cooperation with Lexington County. The 1415-foot reinforced concrete bridge was constructed by Hardaway Contracting Company of Columbus, Georgia. It cost $597,167 to construct. The bridge was designed by Joseph W. Barnwell of Charleston, bridge engineer for the State Highway Department. Above the flanking balustrades on the bridge are cast iron light fixtures. The decorative fixtures have the letter C and a palmetto on the bases, a vine pattern on the eight-sided post, and an acanthus leaf design on the necking.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1365 megapixels (72292 x 18888 pixels)
Input images: 300 (30 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 176.1 degrees wide by 46.0 degrees high (top=21.0, bottom=-25.0)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-04-01 13:02:08 - 2010-04-01 13:18:10
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.0333333
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 40.2 to 45.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 39.8 to 43.2 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 29:09 (5.8 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 8:40, Projection: 2:35, Blending: 17:53
(Preview finished in 14:15)

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