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Central Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel McFarland

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BH Photo #132689

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Broad Creek on Central Avenue in Laurel
Location
Sussex County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1992
Builder
- Keller & Harrington of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.55861, -75.57167   (decimal degrees)
38°33'31" N, 75°34'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/450192/4267951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Laurel
Inventory numbers
Delaware S-151
BH 12307 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 42.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
7,458

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • January 28, 2009: New photo from Daniel McFarland

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Comments 

Central Avenue Bridge
Posted January 13, 2010, by Anonymous

This bridge is the same design as the Rehoboth Road bridge on Business Route 1 in Milford, DE. I looked at the Wisconsin bridges and look to be the same.

This is a Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge designed by the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company. The designer for the Milford bridge was Keller and Harrington. Keller and Harrington were former Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge company employees.

This bridge no longer operates and the one in Milford operates only a few times a year.

Central Avenue Bridge
Posted November 16, 2009, by Robert Thompson (rkt [dot] engineering [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge looks remarkably similar to the Eureka WI Fox River bridge and the Kewaunee WI bridge. It seems to have been a stock design to allow navigation for smaller vessels.

Central Avenue Bridge
Posted July 24, 2008, by Anonymous

This bridge no longer operates.