near Wateree in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
John M. Bates Bridge
prominent public spirited
citizen of this section
(Born 1871 Died 1924)
for his many contributions
to highway transportation
During early 1900's he led
several highway location parties.
He personally financed, built
and managed Bates Ferry across
Congaree River about one mile
upstream from here 1910-1922.
Culminating a lifelong dream,
he organized Richland - Calhoun
Bridge Commission in 1921 and
arranged financing, secured permit
to span the river and supervised
construction of Bates Ferry Toll
Bridge connecting Richland and
Calhoun counties, completed in
1923 and a forerunner of this
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
Location. 33° 45.418′ N, 80° 38.643′ W. Marker is in near Wateree, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on McCords Ferry Road (U.S. 601), on the right when traveling south. Located Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastover SC 29044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Congaree River Ferries (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Rebecca Motte's Home (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kingville (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. Phillip A.M.E. Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Richland Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Millford Plantation (approx. 7.6 miles away); Richard Richardson (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Also see . . . SCIway; Bates Bridge Landing. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,317 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.