Rating:
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Mebane Bridge

Photos 

Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in January 2016

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BH Photo #348589

Map 

Description 

This bridge was the subject of the landmark legal case, Luten Bridge Co. vs. Rockingham County (1929).

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Dan River on Mebane Bridge Road
Location
Rockingham County, North Carolina
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1924-25 by the Luten Bridge Co.
Builder
- Luten Bridge Co.
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.9 ft.
Total length: 367.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Also called
Luten Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.47167, -79.74528   (decimal degrees)
36°28'18" N, 79°44'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/612410/4036996 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southeast Eden
Inventory number
BH 55531 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2001)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
650

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2017: Updated by Jeff Wieland: Changed bridge type from closed-spandrel to open-spandrel.
  • February 6, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 12, 2013: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jeff Wieland

Comments 

Mebane Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Alex Dunn (erdnay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like this is open-spandrel.