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Broad River Bridge


Broad River Bridge

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

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BH Photo #268175



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


Lost through truss bridge over Broad River on SR 1155
Rutherford County, North Carolina
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1917
Through truss
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 255.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 58358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

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


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