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Swift Island Bridge

Map 

Description 

The original Swift Island Bridge was opened in 1922, then demolished in 1926, for experimental purposes, as it would have been inundated by the forming of Lake Tillery.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Pee Dee River
Location
Stanly County, North Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Opened in 1922. Demolished in 1926, to make way for Lake Tillery. Higher replacement built 1927
Design
Three span, open spandrel deck arch
Also called
Swift Island Ferry Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.30505, -80.08135   (decimal degrees)
35°18'18" N, 80°04'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/583517/3907259 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92207 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2021: Added by Jimmy Walters

Comments 

Swift Island Bridge
Posted February 21, 2021, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The America's Great Bridge Test video is great. Well worth 15 minutes of viewing. Documentation of 1920s engineering research on a full sized concrete arch.

Swift Island Bridge
Posted February 20, 2021, by Jimmy Walters

I had a lot of fun, researching this one.