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American Tobacco Trail Bridge

Photos 

Westbound

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in December 2017

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BH Photo #413658

Map 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates. "The bridge is the second bicycle/pedestrian bridge in the United States with an arch-support, stress-ribbon design. Its completion means the American Tobacco Trail now extends from N.C. Highway 54 at Fayetteville Road to the Chatham County line and beyond. It also fills a link in the East Coast Greenway, which runs from Florida to Maine."-http://www.wral.com/tobacco-trail-bridge-over-i-40-opens/13413662/

Facts 

Overview
Deck arch bridge over I-40 on American Tobacco Trail
Location
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 2012-2014 2nd trail bridge in the US with an arch-support, stress-ribbon design
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 270.0 ft.
Total length: 268.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.90736, -78.94324   (decimal degrees)
35°54'27" N, 78°56'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/685599/3975628 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Durham
Inventory number
BH 79581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 16, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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