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The Highways of South Carolina SC 30 to 39 
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SC 30
From: SC 171 James Island (Charleston County)
To: US 17 Charleston (Charleston County).
Total Length: 3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 171: 0 - 0
SC 61: 2 - 2
US 17: 1 - 3
Creation: Appeared between 1993-96 as new construction. Initially ran from SC 171 to Downtown Charleston, Calhoun at Lockwood. This is the 3rd SC 30.
Adjustments: In 1997, SC 30 was extended north to US 17.
Improvements: SC 30 was paved upon designation.
SC 30 was multilaned in all segments upon designation; SC 30 is a full freeway except for Calhoun St to US 17.
Comment: SC 30 provides an alternative routing to get from SC 171 and James Island to Downtown Charleston, utilizing a new Ashley River crossing that mars that side of the peninsula's view.
The freeway between Harbor View Drive and Calhoun St was opened as unnumbered freeway for a time prior to receiving the SC 30 designation.
SC 30 is actually the planned end of I-526, if the 2 Stono River Bridges ever get built.
Previous SC 30's: SC 30 #1: An original state route. Ran from SC 2(current US 178) Rosinville south through St. George, Walterboro, and Yemasee, before ending in Beaufort.
In 1925 or 1926, SC 30 was extended north to Santee as new routing, then multiplexed with SC 4 to Summerton, then new routing north to Sumter, then replaced SC 42 to Bishopville, multiplexed with SC 34 eastward, then replaced SC 351 to Hartsville, then new routing to Society Hill and Bennettsville; then replacing SC 38 to the NC Line.
In 1928, SC 30 south was truncated to US 17 (current SC 63) Walterboro. Walterboro to Yemassee became US 17 (US 17 ALT today); Yemasee to Beaufort became part of SC 28 (US 21 today).
In 1932, US 401 was assigned to the entirety of SC 30.
In 1933, SC 30 was eliminated from the routing. Today, this is generally South Carolina's US 15 routing, except in Sumter it is S-43-5; Hartsville is US 15 Business; Bennettsville is SC 385's E-W portion. The Santee River crossing used a bridge only partially standing, as two billboards to the west of the now-closed US 15-301 bridge.
SC 30 #2: Appeared in 1935 as a renumbering of SC 15. Ran from US 221 Watts Mill northeast to SC 92 near Cross Anchor.
In 1956, SC 30 was renumbered as part of SC 49.

 
 
SC 31
From: SC 544 (Horry County)
To: SC 9 (Horry County).
Total Length: 4.9 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 544: 0 - 0
US 501: 3 - 3
SC 22: 12 - 15
SC 9: 8 - 23
Creation: Appeared as new freeway construction about 2002. Initially ran only from US 501 to SC 9. This is the 3rd SC 31.
Adjustments: SC 31 was extended south to SC 544 in 2005.
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation; 6-lane freeway.
Comment: SC 31 is potentially slated to become I-173 at some point in the far future.
Previous SC 31's: SC 31 #1: An original state route. Ran from SC 2 (current US 176-SC 6 jct) near St. Matthews southeast through Cameron and Holly Hill before ending either at SC 41 (current US 52) Goose Creek or at SC 2 (current US 78) Otranto.
In 1940, SC 31 was extended east to Redbank Plantation on the Cooper River (today's Naval Weapon Station).
In 1948, SC 31 east was truncated back to US 52 Goose Creek, leaving behind S-8-29 and S-8-37.
In 1950, SC 31 was extended west to US 21 at Sandy Run, replacing a piece of US 21.
SC 31 was eliminated in 1951 or 1952 when US 176 was routed over its entirety.
SC 31 #2: Appeared about 1985 as the first numbering of what is now I-526 between US 17/SC 7 and SC 642. The freeway had previously been unnumbered when it was open only from the SC 61 Connector to Leeds Ave.
When the freeway was opened to I-26 around 1990, SC 31 was dropped in favor of I-526.
SC 32  not currently assigned
Previous SC 32's: SC 32 #1: An original state highway, running from SC 30 (current US 17 ALT) near Hendersonville to SC 6 (current SC 64) at Chessey Creek.
In 1925 or 1926, SC 32 was totally downgraded to secondary status. Today it is S-15-41.
SC 32 #2: Appeared as new primary routing in 1925 or 1926. Ran from SC 30 (current US 17-21 split) Gardens Corner, through Green Pond, then to SC 6 (US 17-SC 64 split) Jacksonboro.
In 1934, SC 32 was rerouted to avoid Green Pond, leaving an extended SC 303 and SC 320 (current S-15-14).
SC 32 was renumbered as part of US 17 in 1951 or 1952.
SC 33
From: US 301US 601 Orangeburg (Orangeburg County)
To: SC 267 Lone Star (Calhoun County).
Total Length: 19 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 301, US 601: 0 - 0
US 178 Bus: 0.5 - 0.5
US 21 Bus, US 601: 0.7 - 1.2
US 21, US 178: 0.8 - 2
I-26 (exit 149): 3.2 - 5.2
Calhoun-Orangeburg Line: 4 - 9.2
US 176: 1.4 - 10.6
SC 6: 4.6 - 15.2
SC 267: 3.8 - 19
Creation: An original state route. In 1922 SC 33 ran from SC 1 (current US 278) Fairfax to SC 4 Orangeburg.
Adjustments: In 1925 or 1926, SC 33 was extended south as new routing through Estill, ending at SC 1 (current US 17) Hardeeville.
By 1928, SC 33 was extended east from Hardeeville as new routing to Bluffton. This brought SC 33 to a max length of 111 miles.
In 1939, SC 33 south was truncated to SC 5 (current US 301-321 north split), replaced by SC 5 (now US 321) down to Hardeeville and SC 46 from there to Bluffton. Also in 1939, SC 33 was extended northeast through Orangeburg to end at SC 6 Creston, replacing what had been SC 69's corridor (a lot of SC 33 between Orangeburg and Cameron was on new alignment).
In 1940, SC 33 was extended east as new routing to SC 267 Lone Star.
In 1947 or 1948, SC 33 was truncated to downtwon Orangeburg, replaced by an extended US 301.
In 1954 or 1955, SC 33 was re-extended west to its current end at the Edisto River Gardens, replacing a rerouted US 301-601.
Improvements: The first piece of SC 33 to be paved was between Hardeeville and Bluffton, by 1931.
SC 33 was paved between Garnett and Fairfax in 1933.
In 1934, SC 33 was paved between Hardeeville and Garnett and from Bamberg to Orangeburg.
In 1935, SC 33 was paved from Fairfax to Sycamore.
In 1937 or 1938, SC 33 was paved from Sycamore to the Allendale-Bamberg Line.
The remainder of SC 33 from there to Bamberg was paved in 1939.
SC 33 was paved from Orangeburg to Cameron when designated in 1940.
The remainder of SC 33 was paved by 1948.
SC 33 was multilaned from Orangeburg out to I-26 in 1979.
Comment: SC 33 serves the lovely Edisto River Gardens, as well as downtown Orangeburg.
Will SC 33 be extended to Sumter when the Lake Marion bridge is built????
SC 34
From: SC 72BUS Greenwood (Greenwood County)
To: US 301US 501SC 9SC 57 Dillon (Dillon County).
Total Length: 188.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 72 Bus: 0 - 0
US 25, US 178, US 221: 3.3 - 3.3
SC 246 NB, SC 248: 6.1 - 9.4
SC 246 SB: 0.2 - 9.6
SC 702: 5.6 - 15.2
Newberry-Greenwood Line: 1.5 - 16.7
SC 39: 2.9 - 19.6
SC 121 SB: 11.1 - 30.7
SC 121 NB: 4.6 - 35.3
SC 34 Bus: 0.5 - 35.8
SC 395: 1.1 - 36.9
US 76 Bus: 1.5 - 38.4
US 76 EB: 0.3 - 38.7
SC 219: 0.8 - 39.5
US 76 WB, SC 34 Bus: 0.2 - 39.7
I-26 (exit 74): 2.6 - 42.3
US 176: 4.3 - 46.6
Fairfield-Newberry Line: 7.8 - 54.4
SC 215: 7 - 61.4
US 321 NB, SC 200: 12.6 - 74
US 321 SB, SC 213: 3.5 - 77.5
US 321 Bus: 0.1 - 77.6
I-77 (exit 34): 6.4 - 84
US 21: 2.5 - 86.5
Kershaw-Fairfield Line: 8.2 - 94.7
US 1 SB, US 601 SB: 9.5 - 104.2
US 521, US 601 NB: 4.7 - 108.9
US 1 NB: 1.4 - 110.3
Lee-Kershaw Line: 9.2 - 119.5
US 15 SB, SC 341 SB: 11.7 - 131.2
SC 341 NB: 1.4 - 132.6
Darlington-Lee Line: 6.5 - 139.1
US 15 NB: 3.4 - 142.5
SC 403: 0.1 - 142.6
SC 151 NB: 6.1 - 148.7
US 52, US 401, SC 151 END: 5.2 - 153.9
SC 340: 0.7 - 154.6
US 52 Bus: 0.6 - 155.2
Marlboro-Darlington Line: 11.5 - 166.7
SC 38: 6.6 - 173.3
Dillon-Marlboro Line: 1.6 - 174.9
I-95 (exit 190): 11.4 - 186.3
US 301, US 501, SC 9, SC 57: 2.3 - 188.6
Creation: An original state route. In 1922 SC 34 ran from SC 16 (current US 21-SC 34 CONN) Ridgeway to SC 41 (current US 52 Business) Darlington.
Adjustments: In 1939, SC 34 was extended east frrom Darlington to Brownsville as new routing (with no bridge or ferry over the Pee Dee River) and from Brownsville to Dillon as a replacement for SC 73.
About 1943 a bridge over the Pee Dee River was opened.
In 1948, SC 34 west was truncated to US 1 Camden, leaving behind a US 1 duplex; S-28-5 and S-20-3 through Longtown to Ridgeway.
In 1951 or 1952, SC 34 was extended west back to Ridgeway over its current direct route (replaced SC 213), then to Winnsboro (replaced part of US 21), then west through Greenwood and Ninety Six before ending as it does now in Greenwood (all replacing SC 22).
In 1976, SC 34 was placed on a bypass south around Newberry, leaving behind SC 34 Business.
Improvements: The first piece of SC 34 to be paved was its US 1 duplex through Camden, about 1929.
SC 34 was paved on its SC 30 (current US 15)multiplex about 1931.
In 1933, the SC 35 (current SC 151) duplex was paved.
In 1934, SC 34 was paved from Camden to Bishopville.
In 1937 or 1938, SC 34 was paved from Ridgeway to the Kershaw-Lee Line and also from US 15 to SC 151.
In 1939 SC 34 became fully paved from Ridgeway to 3 miles east of Darlington; also, about 7 miles from Dillon westward were paved.
In 1940, SC 34 was paved from Dillon to Brownsville.
In 1941 or 1942, SC 34 was paved everywhere except through the Pee Dee River swamp.
SC 34 was fully paved by 1946.
SC 34 was 4-laned on the US 1 duplex in 1968 or 1969.
SC 34 was 4-laned on the Winnsboro Bypass in 1971.
SC 34 was 4-laned on the SC 151 duplex in 1973.
SC 34 was 4-laned on the US 76 portion of Newberry Bypass by 1985.
SC 34 was 4-laned from Camden to the US 1 split in
SC 34 was 4-laned between Simpson and I-77 in 1997.
Comment: SC 34 is one of the longer state highways in South Carolina.
SC 34 serves Lee State Park.
SC 34 east of Darlington is a very swampy, rural ride, as is the section between Newberry and Winnsboro.
SC 34
BUSINESS

From: SC 34 Newberry (Newberry County)
To: US 76SC 34 Newberry (Newberry County).
Total Length: 3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SC 34: 0 - 0
SC 395: 1.2 - 1.2
US 76 Bus WB: 0.2 - 1.4
US 76 Bus EB: 0.6 - 2
SC 219: 0.7 - 2.7
US 76, SC 34: 0.3 - 3
Creation: Appeared in 1976 when SC 34 was given a southern bypass of Newberry. This was of course mainline SC 34 prior.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation; no multilane segments shown on the 2005 Official Map.
Comment: Uses Boundary St, Caldwell St, and Main St. through Newberry.
SC 34 Business was once the original SC 22.

 
 
SC 35
From: I-77 south of Cayce (Lexington County)
To: US 278 West Columbia (Lexington County).
Total Length: 6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
I-77 (exit 2): 0 - 0
SC 2: 3 - 3
US 21, US 176, US 321: 1 - 4
SC 602: 0.7 - 4.7
US 1: 0.3 - 5
SC 12: 0.5 - 5.5
US 378: 0.5 - 6
Creation: Appeared on Official Maps starting 1993-96. Shown running from US 21-176-321 north to US 378. This is the 2nd SC 35.
Adjustments: Between 1998-2000, SC 35 was extended south to I-77, with a break between Godley Rd and SC 2.
In 2005 SC 35 is shown as complete.
Improvements: SC 35 was paved upon inception; 100% multilane upon designation.
Comment: SC 35 runs over 12th St through the W. Columbia and Cayce areas.
SC 35 was not actually posted anywhere until it was completely finished in late 2004 or 2005.
Previous SC 35's: SC 35 #1: An original state route. Ran from SC 41 (current US 52 Business) Darlington northwest to Hartsville, McBee, Jefferson, and Pageland, before heading into North Carolina.
In 1937, SC 35 was renumbered as SC 151. Today, SC 35 is still SC 151, using all the SC 151 Business routes up to Pageland, and US 601 north of Pageland.
SC 36  not currently assigned
Previous SC 36's: SC 36: An original state highway, running from SC 1 (current US 17) Ridgeville to SC 1 (current SC 68) Alameda.
In 1925 or 1926, SC 36 was duplexed with SC 1 to Hampton, then north as new routing to end at SC 33 (current US 301) Bamberg.
In 1939, SC 36 was extended east 3 miles from Ridgeland.
In 1940, SC 36 was rerouted at Hampton. Instead of heading southeast to Ridgeland, SC 36 instead headed south to Furman and Pineland, then ending at SC 5 (current US 321-601 jct). This was a replacement for SC 63. The old way to Ridgeland became SC 128 (US 278 and SC 336 today).
Also in 1940, SC 36 was extended east from Bamberg to US 21 Rowesville as new routing. This brought SC 36 to a max length of 68 miles.
In 1949 (really! it survived the 1948 denumbering), SC 36 north was truncated to Bamberg, leaving behind S-5-20 and S-38-39.
In 1951 or 1952, SC 36 was renumbered as part of US 601.
SC 37
From: US 278 north of Barnwell (Barnwell County)
To: SC 39 near S. Edisto River Bridge(Barnwell County).
Total Length: 15.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 278: 0 - 0
US 78: 7.8 - 7.8
SC 39: 8 - 15.8
Creation: An original state route. The 1922 Rand McNally shows it running from SC 1 (current SC 3) Barnwell to SC 27 (current US 78) in Williston.
Adjustments: The 1923 Rand McNally shows SC 37 running from Barnwell to Elko. The old way to Williston is now S-6-113.
In 1940, SC 37 was extended in both directions: north to its current end at SC 39; south through Barnwell along SC 3 (current US 278) to the Salkehatchie River, then southwest 7 miles to the Allendale County Line.
In 1941 or 1942, a second piece of SC 37 appeared from SC 73-631 (current US 301-SC 3 jct) north to Baldock just north of SC 28 (current SC 125).
By 1946, the two SC 37 pieces were connected, for a max length of 40 miles.
In 1948, SC 37 north was truncated to US 78 Elko.
In 1949, SC 37 was re-extended from Elko to SC 39.
In 1962 or 1963, SC 37 south was truncated to its current end at SC 28 (now US 278). South of Barnwell the route became part of SC 3.
Improvements: SC 37 was paved from Barnwell to Elko by 1932.
SC 3 (current US 278) duplex was paved upon designation in 1940.
In 1950, SC 37 was paved from Barnwell down to the Allendale County Line.
In 1956, SC 37 was paved from SC 28 (current SC 125) halfway to US 301.
The remaining section of SC 37 was paved in 1959.
SC 37 has no multilane segments.
Comment: SC 37 is currently a minor state route with no particular importance.
SC 38
From: US 501 east of Sellers (Marion County)
To: North Carolina State Line Wateree (Marlboro County). The route continues as NC 38 to US 74 Business, Hamlet, NC.
Total Length: 42.9 miles (SC + NC 38 = 49 miles)  
ROUTE LOG
US 501: 0 - 0
Dillon-Marion Line: 1.1 - 1.1
US 301: 0.8 - 1.9
SC 917: 4.2 - 6.1
I-95 (exit 181): 1.1 - 7.2
Marlboro-Dillon Line: 4.2 - 11.4
SC 34: 0.9 - 12.3
SC 381: 9.3 - 21.6
US 15 NB, US 401 NB, SC 9 EB, SC 9 Bus, SC 38 Bus: 7.1 - 28.7
US 15 SB, US 401 SB: 0.8 - 29.5
SC 385: 0.5 - 30
SC 9 WB, SC 9 Bus: 1.5 - 31.5
SC 38 Bus: 0.6 - 32.1
SC 79: 4.3 - 36.4
NC STATE LINE: 6.5 - 42.9
Creation: An original state route, running from Myrtle Beach through Socastee, Conway, Marion, Latta, Bennettsville, and McColl before entering NC heading for Laurinburg. This was SC 38's longest run at about 95 miles.
Adjustments: In 1925 or 1926, SC 38 north was truncated to end at SC 9-30 (current SC 385) Bennettsville, replaced by SC 30.
Around 1930, SC 38 was extended north from Bennettsville to NC in the Gibson, NC area.
In 1932, US 117 was assigned to all of SC 38 east of Conway. Today this is SC 544, SC 707, and S-28-15.
In 1933, SC 38 east was truncated to US 701 Homewood.
In 1935, US 501 replaced SC 38 from Homewood to Latta. Today this is US 501 and SC 319.
In 1938, SC 38 was rerouted at Bennettsville, giving SC 38 its current routing to NC, replacing SC 96. The old route to Gibson became SC 79 (current SC 385).
In 1953, SC 38 was rerouted to its current US 501 end instead of Latta, replacing SC 380. The route to Latta became SC 917.
Between 1983-85, SC 38 was placed on a bypass west around Bennettsville, leaving behind SC 38 Business.
Improvements: SC 38 was paved from Conway to Marion in 1928.
By 1932, SC 38 was paved from Myrtle Beach to Latta.
In 1935 SC 38 was paved from Blenheim to Bennettsville.
SC 38 was paved from Latta to Blenheim in 1937 or 1938.
SC 38 was paved from Bennettsville to the NC Line in 1939.
SC 38 was multilane from on the US 15-401 multiplex when designated between 1983-85.
SC 38 was multilaned between Blenheim and Bennettsville in 1992.
By 1993, SC 38 was multilaned for a mile with an interchange at US 301.
Between 1994-97, SC 38 was multilaned half the distance from Blenheim to Brownsville.
Official Maps don't show it, but SC 38 was multilaned from Bennettsville to Oak Grove by about 2003.
The 2005 Official Map shows SC 38 multilaned from I-95 to SC 917.
Comment: SC 38 is the most efficient way to get from I-95 to US 501 on your way to Myrtle Beach. Also, SC 38 north of I-95 is a nice alternative to reach US 1 or US 220 in North Carolina.
SC 38
BUSINESS

From: US 15US 401SC 9SC 38 Bennettsville (Marlboro County)
To: SC 38 Bennettsville (Marlboro County).
Total Length: 3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 401, SC 9, SC 9 Bus BEGIN, SC 38: 0 - 0
SC 385 NB: 0.7 - 0.7
SC 385 SB: 0.2 - 0.9
SC 9 Bus WB: 0.7 - 1.6
SC 38: 1.5 - 3.1
Creation: Appeared between 1983-85 when SC 38 was given a western bypass of Newberry. This was of course mainline SC 38 prior.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: Fully paved upon designation; no multilane segments shown on the 2005 Official Map.
Comment: Uses Broad St, Main St, Cheraw St, and Hamlet Hwy. through Bennettsville.
SC 34 Business north of SC 385 was once the original SC 96.
SC 39
From: US 278 Barnwell County
To: US 221 Cold Point (Laurens County).
Total Length: 100.3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 278: 0 - 0
US 78 WB: 4.7 - 4.7
US 78 EB: 0.3 - 5
SC 37: 8.1 - 13.1
Orangeburg-Barnwell Line: 0.4 - 13.5
SC 4 WB: 2.3 - 15.8
SC 4 EB: 0.1 - 15.9
Aiken-Orangeburg Line: 4 - 19.9
SC 394: 0.9 - 20.8
SC 389: 5.2 - 26
SC 113, SC 302: 2.5 - 28.5
I-20 (exit 33): 12 - 40.5
SC 391: 1.6 - 42.1
US 1: 6.7 - 48.8
Saluda-Aiken Line: 0.3 - 49.1
SC 23 EB: 0.4 - 49.5
SC 392: 2.9 - 52.4
SC 23 WB: 0.8 - 53.2
US 178 EB: 11 - 64.2
SC 121 SB: 1.3 - 65.5
US 378: 0.2 - 65.7
SC 121 NB: 0.2 - 65.9
US 178 WB: 0.1 - 66
SC 702: 3.5 - 69.5
Newberry-Saluda Line: 9.5 - 79
SC 34: 0.4 - 79.4
SC 56: 1.8 - 81.2
Laurens-Newberry Line: 3.4 - 84.6
SC 560: 6 - 90.6
SC 72: 1 - 91.6
US 221: 8.7 - 100.3
Creation: An original state route. In 1922, SC 39 ran from SC 21 (current US 25) Edgefield east to SC 12 (current SC 392) Moneta.
Adjustments: In 1923, SC 39 was extended in both directions as new routing: west to SC 20 (current US 221-SC 28) Modoc; southeast to SC 4 Springfield.
In 1925 or 1926, SC 39 was extended south to SC 27 (current US 78) Williston.
In 1936, SC 39 north was rerouted at Ridge Spring to continue northwest to Saluda and Cross Hill before ending at US 221 Cold Point (replacing much of SC 392). The old route west to Modoc became an extended SC 23.
In 1937 or 1938, SC 39 was extended in both directions: west from Cold POint to Ware Shoals, then west to US 178 Shoals Jct; southwest from Williston to SC 64 (current SRS route B) Dunbarton.
In 1940, SC 39 was extended south to SC 28-282 (current SC 125) near Millett.
In 1941 or 1942 it appears SC 39 was extended south over part of SC 282 to end in Millett. This gave SC 39 its longest routing at 145 miles.
In 1948, SC 39 south was truncated to SC 64 Dumbarton, leaving behind parts of S-3-17 and S-3-24. The Barnwell County portion is wholly within Savannah River Site and SC 39's route through there is SRS Route 8. Also, SC 39 north was truncated at US 221 Cold Point, leaving behind S-30-6 and S-30-47. However, a discontinuous piece of SC 39 remained between US 178 Shoals Jct and US 25 Ware Shoals.
In 1951 or 1952, SC 39 was renumbered as SC 420 between Shoals Jct. and Ware Shoals. Also, SC 39 south was truncated to the Savannah River Plant boundary near today's US 278.
Improvements: Around 1930, SC 39 was paved from Johnston to US 1.
SC 39 was paved from Edgefield to Johnston in 1934.
In 1935, SC 39 was paved from Wagener to Perry.
In 1936, SC 39 was paved from Saluda to Chappells and from Cross Hill to Cold Point.
In 1937 or 1938, SC 39 was paved from Williston to Springfield; also from Ridge Spring to Saluda; also Chappells to Cross Hill except from SC 56 to the Laurens County Line; also Shoals Jct to Ware Shoals.
In 1939, SC 39 was paved from Springfield to Perry, also the gap at SC 56 was paved.
In 1940, SC 39 was paved from Dunbarton to Williston.
In 1941 or 1942, SC 39 was paved from Wagener to SC 391.
The last piece of SC 39 to be paved was SC 391 to US 1, between 1943-46.
Other than through central Saluda, maybe, there are no multilane segments on SC 39.
Comment: SC 39 is one of the longer state routes that I have driven very little. As designated, it does not constitute a through route to much of anywhere.

Last Update: 18 January 2006

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