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Trent River Bridge (Old)

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Photo taken by North Carolina Department of Transportation

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Overview
Swing bridge over Trent River on Business US 70 in New Bern
Location
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina
Status
No Longer Exists
History
Built 1955; Closed 2007; Replaced 2010
Design
Swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 1,763.2 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Also called
Alfred Cunningham Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.10167, -77.03694   (decimal degrees)
35°06'06" N, 77°02'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/314342/3886215 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Bern
Inventory numbers
NC 490060 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 23244 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2004)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
12,000

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 11, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • March 5, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Bridge has been removed

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Trent River Bridge
Posted March 6, 2009, by Anonymous

I was driving toward Havelock, NC at Thanksgiving and saw two trucks with the new bascule girders on the them. The contractors should be well on their way on building this bridge.

Trent River Bridge
Posted March 5, 2009, by Matthew Ridpath

This bridge was removed in 2007 and will be replaced with a bascule span due to open in 2010. Oddly enough, the old swing span was floated away on a barge to a shipyard in Edenton, I read. Perhaps it will be reused somewhere.