Core Creek Bridge, Spanning Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on North C, Core Creek, Carteret County, NC
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Spanning Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on North C, Core Creek, NC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NC-47
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: The Core Creek Bridge is one of relatively few swing span type bridges that survive at the regional and national level. The once-common swing span type was the only technologically-feasible movable bridge prior to the development of better counterbalancing techniques and improved electrical motors at the end of the nineteenth century. These technological innovations resulted in the development of the modern bascule or vertical lift bridge, which began to replace the wing span type in the United States after 1890. The bridge is also significant for its role in the historical development of local and regional transportation and commerce.
Tidewater Construction Corporaton
Dzodin, Joel S., Photographer
Dzodin, Joel S., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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