Hicks Hollow Bridge
Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in November 2010
BH Photo #186837
"The pinned connections and appearance of this Pratt through truss bridge suggest it was erected for Avery County about 1915, rather than in 1932, the construction date assigned to it in state bridge records. It may have been moved to this site over the Elk River in that latter year for, as the number of automobiles and traffic increased, the state often relocated truss bridges from primary highways to local roads. The bridge has seen many changes over its life: beams have been welded to the floorbeams, connections replaced and strengthened, and the original railings supplanted. This maintenance has allowed it to survive and, in spite of alterations, the bridge remains a good example in North Carolina of a pin-connected, Pratt through truss"-NCDOT
- Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over the Elk River on Hicks Hollow Road (County Road 1306)
- Avery County, North Carolina
- Open to traffic
- Built 1932
- Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.1 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.18018, -81.96344 (decimal degrees)
36°10'49" N, 81°57'48" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/413364/4004363 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Elk Park
- Inventory numbers
- NC 110125 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 23217 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 09/2014)
- Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 20.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
- May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
- August 9, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: edit description
- November 15, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
- Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com