Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in October 2017
BH Photo #408423
I'm doing genealogy research and found that Grandaddy George Edwin Biddix built this bridge in 1929 while working for L. Riddle, a construction sub contractor for Southern Power. It was built for James 'Buck' Duke's Intraurban Streetcar line that ran in the 1930's from downtown Charlotte (Paw Creek) out to Gastonia and beyond.
The now closed access road bridge over West 6th Street went to Cotton Mills Village.
I visited the bridge on 9/15/21 and took these updated photos. Grandaddy was an artist with concrete. All the forms were hand made, on site, and my best calculation is that it took 4-6 months to build.