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The South Carolina Department of Transportation publishes documents on state transportation, including the systematic planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of the state highway system and the development of a statewide intermodal and freight system.

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    The Combahee Ferry Historic District : a crossing to freedom
    (South Carolina State Library, 2013-04-04) South Carolina Department of Transportation
    Combahee Ferry was the site of a major Union raid conducted by the 2nd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. This African American regiment was organized at Beaufort and Hilton Head on May 22, 1863. Colonel James Montgomery led the regiment. Harriet Tubman, famed Union Army intelligence operative, planned and guided the raid.
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    The Combahee Ferry Historic District : bridging the past & present
    (South Carolina State Library, 2013-04-04) South Carolina Department of Transportation
    For 300 years people and events converged at the Combahee River and made this crossing a vital transportation hub that influenced the economic, social, and political development of our state and nation. Today remnants of this historic hub are preserved in the Combahee Ferry Historic District. Explore this aerial view and learn about the eighteen resources that make up one of our state’s most important historic places.
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    Historic architectural survey of Marlboro County, South Carolina : final report
    (South Carolina State Library, 2012-01) Salo, Edward.; South Carolina Department of Transportation.; South Carolina Department of Archives and History.; Marlboro County (S.C.); Brockington and Associates, Inc.; Ellerbee, Jason; Lanphear, Kristina; Wagoner, Paige
    The objective of this survey is to identify all aboveground historic architectural resources in the survey universe that retain sufficient integrity to be included in the Statewide Survey of Historic Places. These resources include buildings, structures, objects, districts, and landscapes that have architectural or historical significance. The results of this survey can serve as an archival record of the Marlboro County’s historic resources at the time of the survey; this report contains an inventory of every site recorded during the fieldwork.
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    Seismic design specifications for highway bridges
    (South Carolina State Library, 2008-07) South Carolina. Department of Transportation
    The Seismic Design Specifications for Highway Bridges have been developed to provide the SCDOT's bridge designers with a guide to design criteria, analysis methods and detailing procedures for the preparation of highway bridge plans. The primary function of the Specifications is to provide minimum requirements for use by bridge designers to achieve public safety in an earthquake that is likely to occur in the State of South Carolina. The implementation of the Specifications is intended to safeguard against major failures and loss of life, to minimize damage, to maintain functions, and/or to provide for expedited repair.
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    South Carolina Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor improvement study
    (South Carolina State Library, 2001-02) South Carolina. Department of Transportation; Wilbur Smith Associates; Balfour Beatty Rail Systems; Sprague & Sprague Consulting Engineers
    The Southeast Rail Corridor was originally designated as a high-speed corridor in Section 1010 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991. More specifically, it involved the high-speed grade-crossing improvement program of the Act to reduce or eliminate the hazards of at-grade rail-highway crossings in the designated corridors. It was to connect the southern end of the Northeast Corridor to Charlotte, North Carolina. The high-speed rail grade crossing improvement program was carried over into the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) as Section 1103(c). Subsequently, the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor (SEHSR) was extended in December 1998 south from Charlotte to Atlanta and Macon, Georgia running through the Upstate of South Carolina. Another branch was added running through Columbia to Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida from Raleigh, North Carolina. The Corridor was further extended in October 2000 from Macon to Jessup, Georgia, tying the two branches together. Planning and development of the Corridor is being guided by a four-state coalition: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The goal of the four-state consortium in developing the SEHSR is a top speed of 110 mph. This study and plan is South Carolina's initial examination of the physical feasibility of high-speed passenger rail service in the state.