Anderson Mill Bridge Enhancement Project

Working in concert with the Department of Transportation, the Tyger River Foundation has been instrumental to make the new Anderson Mill Bridge as aesthetically-pleasing as it is safe. The Department of Transportation initiated a project to build a new bridge at Anderson Mill, relocating it upstream to resolve issues with a sharp curve in the road and the intersection.

The Tyger River Foundation seized the opportunity to preserve the existing bridge as a pedestrian overlook for the future Anderson Mill Park and enhance the facade of the new bridge to blend into the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

Using the award-winning design of the U.S. Highway 76 Bridge over the scenic Chattooga River, the new Anderson Mill Bridge will feature guard rails made out of timber and a facade that resembles natural stonework. The existing bridge will be transformed into a pedestrian walkway, preserving its original stone footings which once held a covered bridge that crossed the river.

The new bridge project is expected to get underway this year with scheduled completion in 2014.

Spartanburg Area Transportaion Study (SPATS) graciously awarded the Tyger River Foundation $96,800 as an enhancement grant for this project. However, we need your help. The Foundation needs to raise an additional $24,200 to get the project underway.

If you are interested in making a donation, please click here.

All donations over $1,000 will be recognized on a placard placed on property at Historic Anderson Mill.

Please consider making a donation towards our work to preserve the natural and historic resources of Spartanburg's Tyger River Basin. The Department of Transportation Bridge Replacement Project presents an excellent opportunity to preserve the viewscape at Anderson Mill and prepare for the future Anderson Mill Park. All donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you!