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Sloans Ferry Bridge

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Distant elevation of south side

Photo taken by Matt Lohry in January 2017

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BH Photo #377236

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Description 

This bridge has very limited access with no shoulders or sidewalks, which makes it very difficult to photograph.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Catawba River on U.S. Highways 29 & 74 (Wilkinson Boulevard)
Location
Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina, and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 1,124.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
Soldiers Memorial Bridge, Catawba River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.24577, -81.00914   (decimal degrees)
35°14'45" N, 81°00'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/499168/3900298 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belmont
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
17,000
Inventory numbers
NC 710091 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 48286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 31, 2017: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated basic information
  • February 27, 2011: Added by Chris Patriarca

Sources 

  • Chris P.
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Sloans Ferry Bridge
Posted February 25, 2017, by Anonymous

Absolutely horrible bridge, should be replaced before it falls in.