Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Broad River

Marker ID: SCHM 40-50
Location: River Drive at Broad River Bridge, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 1.561    W 081° 4.113
  34.02601666    -81.06855
Style: Free Standing **


Broad River

Early boundary between Cherokee and Catawba Indians. Name first applied about 1745. Faust´s Ford, 2 mi. above, used in Revolution. First bridge opened 1829, burned 1865 to delay Sherman´s army, who crossed on pontoon bridges downstream. Bridge rebuilt 1867, burned 1925. Concrete bridge completed 1930.

Erected 1938 by Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number W-8.)