"The bridge was built by the Atlantic Bridge Company, which was based in Roanoke, Virginia and maintained a branch office in Charlotte. Atlantic Bridge is not known as an innovative builder and this bridge shows that the company was marketing the outdated pin-connected truss type to North Carolina county governments in the 1920s. It was such practices that led many Good Roads advocates to promote the takeover of local road and bridge oversight by professional civil-servant engineers and highway departments."-NCDOT
Pratt through truss bridge over Rocky River on NC 1953
NC 370147 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 23242 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good(7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.8 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
February 15, 2020: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories "6-panel truss", "Rocky River, NC"
April 2, 2017: New video from scott b.
July 16, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
March 11, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Street View
March 10, 2009: New photos from Matthew Ridpath
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