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Chowan River Bridge

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Swing span towed to river bank - current status is unknown

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Facts 

Overview
Lost swing truss bridge over Chowan River on US-17
Location
Bertie County, North Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1953
Design
Through truss swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 212.9 ft.
Total length: 7,922.3 ft. (1.5 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.04804, -76.69478   (decimal degrees)
36°02'53" N, 76°41'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/347338/3990605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edenhouse
Inventory numbers
NC 015038 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 54463 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1990)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
4,200

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 14, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Chowan River Bridge
Posted November 14, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Two other trusses appear if you continue SE down the shoreline. They seem to in use as docks. Nice that they weren't scrapped. Now, who can figure out where they originated?

Chowan River Bridge
Posted November 14, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

The swing span appears to still exist in Bing and Google aerial views on the Eastern shore. Follow Wharf Landing Drive to the Southeast.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/70480563

The photo link above shows concrete panels possibly from the deck as well.