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French Broad River Bridge

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Bridge profile from south side looking north

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2014

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BH Photo #292100

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Description 

Deck supported by concrete girders shaped in arch format. Skewed 25%.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over French Broad River on U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway), U.S. 70
Location
Hot Springs, Madison County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Replaced a 6-span Warren through truss bridge 200 feet downriver in 1951
Builder
- North Carolina State Highway Department
Design
Tee beam
Skewed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.0 ft.
Total length: 526.9 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Also called
Highway 25-70 Bridge
Bridge Street Bridge
Asheville Highway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.89369, -82.82306   (decimal degrees)
35°53'37" N, 82°49'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/335463/3973692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hot Springs
Elevation
1319 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 62650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2014: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

French Broad River Bridge
Posted March 13, 2019, by Uriah P (uriahpariah [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A fun fact: this bridge is part of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail and is marked with its famous navigational "white blazes." And although it has NO provisions for pedestrians, the bridge is heavily used by foot traffic, particularly in the spring, when northbound thru-hikers use it.