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Huffman Bridge, Spanning Catawba River, Morganton, Burke County, NC



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Location
Spanning Catawba River, Morganton vicinity, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NC-31
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Significance: Huffman Bridge is made of four trusses: three 203' Parkers divided into nine panels and one 150' Pratt divided into nine panels. These 203' Parkers are the longest in North Carolina. The combined length of these riveted trusses is 759'. The difference in lengths of the two truss types in this bridge indicate the spanning capabilities of each. The close lace work of the vertical members is characteristic of the bridges built by the Carolina Steel and Iron Company during this period.

Subjects
Bridge Construction
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Carolina Steel & Iron Company
Fore, George, Field Team
Hawke, Paul, Historian
Lanier, Nick, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM NORTH
2. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM NORTHWEST
3. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM SOUTHWEST
4. BARREL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
5. VIEW OF TRUSS PANEL
6. DETAIL VIEW OF TRUSS
7. VIEW OF BRIDGE PLATE


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