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Indian River Inlet Bridge

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Description 

Replaces a 1965 steel girder bridge of five spans totaling ~860 feet. The 950' mainspan of this newer bridge spans the entire inlet, whereas the previous bridge had two sets of piers in the inlet that were subjected to scouring - leading to it needing to be replaced. With the pylons set back over 200 feet from the inlet on each side, future widening of the inlet is possible without interfering with the bridge's foundations.

Facts 

Overview
Cable-stayed bridge over Indian River Inlet on DE SR 1
Location
Sussex County, Sussex County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2012
Builders
- AECOM of Los Angeles. California (Designer, Glen Allen Office)
- George & Lynch of Dover, Delaware (Approaches)
- Skanska AB of Stockholm, Sweden (Contractor, Virginia Beach Office)
Design
Cable-stayed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 950.0 ft.
Total length: 2,600.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 107.7 ft.
Also called
Charles W. Cullen Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60810, -75.06370   (decimal degrees)
38°36'29" N, 75°03'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/494453/4273290 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 63325 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 29, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 28, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 26, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 25, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 23, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 22, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 21, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 20, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 19, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 18, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 16, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 15, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 14, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 13, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 12, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 11, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 10, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 9, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • October 9, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 8, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 7, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 6, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 4, 2014: New Street View added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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Sources 

  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Delaware Today - Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware's Excellence in Construction Award Winners
  • Luke
  • Engineering News-Record - Info