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CNLA - Newport River Bridge

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Video 

Bridge Being Lowered.

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Description 

This particular rare bascule bridge was constructed with the links connected below the counterweight to the triangular A posts, on most overhead counterweight bascules has the links connected on top of the counterweight to the posts that pushes the counterweight down and the bridge raises and raises up when the bridge lowers. This Morehead City bridge when the bridge lowers the links under the counterweight lifts up and pulls the counterweight back down when the bridge raises.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Newport River on Former Beaufort & Morehead Carolina Rail Service Railroad
Location
Morehead City, Carteret County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1947
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Atlantic & East Carolina Railway (AEC)
- Beaufort & Morehead Railroad (BMH)
- Carolina Coastal Railway (CLNA)
- Carolina Rail Services Inc. (CRIJ)
- Morehead & South Fork Railroad (MHSF)
Design
Bascule deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 2,416.1 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Also called
BHM - Newport River Bridge
MHSF - Newport River Bridge
CRIJ - Newport River Bridge
AEC - Newport River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.72044, -76.69348   (decimal degrees)
34°43'14" N, 76°41'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/344934/3843346 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaufort
Inventory numbers
NC 310110 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 51731 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 2, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 6, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • April 24, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 16, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 9, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 2, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 28, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 23, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 25, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 17, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 3, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 28, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 19, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photograph of the bridge
  • June 27, 2013: New video from Nathan Holth
  • March 17, 2012: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

CRIJ Newport River Bridge
Posted July 10, 2013, by Anonymous

Now a tecnical drawing that shows the railroad bridge.

Morehead City Railroad Bridge
Posted June 27, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge appears to be an unusual Strauss designed bascule bridge.