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Broad River Bridge

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Broad River Bridge

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

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BH Photo #268175

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Description 

Lost through truss bridge that carried SR 1155 across the Broad River.

"Prior to its replacement in 2009, this bridge carried Gray's Road, east of Rutherfordton, 256 feet across the Broad River. It consisted of eight spans, the 130-foot-long, Camelback through truss main span and seven 18-foot-long, steel stringer approach spans. The truss was composed of pin-connected, eye-bar tension members and riveted, built-up, compression members of standard steel sections. The bridge was supported on fieldstone abutments, four concrete bents and, at its truss, two built-up, steel, cylindrical, column bents filled with concrete. Rather than demolish the bridge, the state had the contractor dismantle it for re-use. It was subsequently discarded, however."-NCDOT

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Broad River on SR 1155
Location
Rutherford County, North Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1917
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 255.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.32903, -82.02611   (decimal degrees)
35°19'45" N, 82°01'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/406740/3910015 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pea Ridge
Inventory number
BH 58358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1999)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
150

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: description
  • October 10, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

Sources 

  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com