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'S' Bridge

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Photo taken by Irma Hale in July 2011

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Overview
Swing bridge over Perquimans River on Business US 17 in Hertford
Location
Perquimans County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Design
Swing Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 161.1 ft.
Total length: 640.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.19389, -76.46611   (decimal degrees)
36°11'38" N, 76°27'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/368182/4006449 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hertford
Inventory numbers
NC 1430008 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 23305 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 6.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
4,400

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2011: New photos from Irma Hale
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Street View and main span design information.

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'S' Bridge
Posted June 8, 2010, by George (gws1968 [at] live [dot] com)

They are wanting to tear this bridge down. If you know anything about this area you know it has great significance to the town of Hertford. Please sign the petition to try and save this historic bridge. I'll also post a link to a local paper that gives more detail on what they are planning to do. If they succeed in tearing down the bridge they will also succeed in strangling the last bit of life left in the town of Hertford.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/sbridge/

Story from Pilot Online:

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/04/s-bridge-may-be-near-end-road-nc

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