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Lake James Spillway Bridge

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Lake James 1

From "North Carolina's Metal Truss Bridges: An Inventory and Evaluation"

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BH Photo #268154

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Description 

Double Pratt Through Truss bridge crossing the Lake James Spillway across the Lake James Dam. Built in 1919, these were the longest Pratt trusses in North Carolina. The dam was rehabilitated, including the spillway and NC 126 moved downstream with a new bridge in 1981.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake James Spillway on NC 126
Location
McDowell County, North Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Constructed in 1919 across the Lake James Spillway and replaced by a new bridge downstream in 1981 when dam was rehabilitated by Duke Energy
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Works of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 152.9 ft.
Total length: 462.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.73413, -81.88893   (decimal degrees)
35°44'03" N, 81°53'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/419613/3954824 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marion East
Inventory numbers
NC 111027 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 58342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

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