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Hamby Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Matthew Ridpath

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BH Photo #135180

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Hamby Creek on 9941 at the I-85 Rest Area
Location
Davidson County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906 by the Roanoke Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1983
Builder
- Roanoke Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Design
Pin-connected, four-panel Pratt pony truss with buttresses
Dimensions
Span length: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 75.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.84278, -80.13278   (decimal degrees)
35°50'34" N, 80°07'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/578316/3966857 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lexington East
Inventory numbers
NC 570297 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 23250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
20

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 10, 2009: New photos from Matthew Ridpath

Sources 

  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Hamby Creek Bridge
Posted July 12, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge while located near a rest stop, it is not in the rest stop. It is located closer to the Vietnam Memorial, probably for maintenance vehicles and pedestrians stretching their legs through the wooded area to get to the memorial (although you can easily drive to it and park).

Royce

Hamby Creek Bridge
Posted July 9, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I would assume they use this beauty to allow attendants servicing the two rest stops to get from one to another. Looks like it has been taken care of.

Hamby Creek Bridge
Posted July 8, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, this is an interesting little bridge. I am not terribly familiar with the company that built it, but the pins and verticals are unusual. Given its location in the middle of a rest area, it would be a prime candidate for restoration and interpretation.

Hamby Creek Bridge
Posted March 10, 2009, by Matthew Ridpath

This bridge is located between the eastbound and westbound rest areas on I-85 (where the sides of the interstate reverse, so the bridge is in the middle). According to one site, it was moved from Stoke County, where it crossed over Seven Mile Creek near Danbury (http://www.gribblenation.com/nclost/bridges/197.html). It's really a nice little bridge, and has retained its period railing and wooden deck. There was also no traffic going over it when I was there, so I was able to photograph it without being bothered. There was a sign on it that read "Authorized Vehicles Only," so it probably receives little traffic. It was in very good shape. I suppose it's one of the lucky few of NC.