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
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. Touch for map. Located on the North bank of Congaree River. Marker is in this post office area: Eastover SC 29044, United States of America.
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); Mount Pleasant Baptist Church 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); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Also see . . . SCIway; Bates Bridge Landing. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.