The Grace Memorial Bridge in Charleston, SC. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Find out about transportation, environmental issues, and other ways South Carolinians and the environment interact.
Transportation in the Past
- The Railroad
Explore the history of railroads and see different types of trains.
- 1870 Railroad Timetable
See where and when you could go by train in 1870.
- Unloading the Rice Barges
This illustration from 1875 shows workers unloading barges full of rice stalks.
- Dugout Canoe
This image from 1588 shows Native Americans fishing from a canoe.
- Grace Memorial Bridge
The Grace Memorial Bridge in Charleston was built in 1929 and used until 2005.
- Landsford Canal
Landsford Canal was a canal built in 1823 so boats could travel inland from Charleston.
The Spirit of South Carolina
Explore the Spirit of South Carolina schooner that replicates a merchant ship used in the late 1800s along South Carolina’s shores.
- Charleston Harbor Police
Watch this video about the police officers who patrol the Charleston harbor.
- Cooper River Bridge
Take a look at photos and bridge design of the new Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston. This bridge is one of North America’s longest cable span bridges.
- Interstate Map
The interstates of South Carolina allow us to go quickly from one city to another.
- A Fish’s Wish
Print out this coloring book to learn about polluted runoff and how to prevent it.
- Palmetto Pride Coloring Book
Do you recycle? Find out more ways to recycle at home and school.
- Marine Debris
These games and activities will help you learn about litter in the ocean!
South Carolina Ferries
- River Ferry
This ferry connected Beech Island with Augusta until 1924.
- Sand Bar Ferry
This ferry near Augusta, GA was replaced by a bridge in 1924.
- Strawberry Ferry
These Berkeley County residents go to church by ferry.
- Cable Ferry
This Georgetown ferry is pulling two Model T cars across the river around 1935.