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Huffman Bridge

Photos 

View Of Bridge From North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #127981

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost four-span through truss bridge over Catawba River on NC 1501
Location
Burke County, North Carolina
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1925 by the Carolina Steel & Iron Co.; replaced 1986
Builder
- Carolina Steel & Iron Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina
Design
Three riveted, 9-panel Parker through trusses (each 203 ft.)
One riveted, 8-panel Pratt through truss (150 ft.)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 203.0 ft.
Total length: 759.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.78694, -81.62028   (decimal degrees)
35°47'13" N, 81°37'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/443945/3960495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Drexel
Inventory number
BH 38114 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 17, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • November 15, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER NC-31 - Huffman Bridge, Spanning Catawba River
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com