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Core Creek Bridge, Spanning Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on North C, Core Creek, Carteret County, NC



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B&W Photos

HB768290
BWPhotos 199294

HB768291
BWPhotos 199295

HB768292
BWPhotos 199296

HB768293
BWPhotos 199297

HB768294
BWPhotos 199298

HB768295
BWPhotos 199299

HB768296
BWPhotos 199300

HB768297
BWPhotos 199301

HB768298
BWPhotos 199302

HB768299
BWPhotos 199303

HB768300
BWPhotos 199304

HB768301
BWPhotos 199305

HB768302
BWPhotos 199306

HB768303
BWPhotos 199307

HB768304
BWPhotos 199308

HB768305
BWPhotos 199309

HB768306
BWPhotos 199310

HB768307
BWPhotos 199311

HB768308
BWPhotos 199312


Item Title
BWPhotos 199312

Location
Spanning Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on North C, Core Creek, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
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.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Tidewater Construction Corporaton
Dzodin, Joel S., Photographer
Dzodin, Joel S., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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