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Lake James Spillway Bridge, Spanning Lake James Spillway, Nebo, McDowell County, NC



B&W Photos

HB763233
View Of Bridge, From East

HB763234
Barrel View Of Bridge, Looking From South To North

HB763235
View Of Truss Panels, Looking From Northeast

HB763236
Detail View Of Truss


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Lake James Spillway, Nebo vicinity, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NC-37
Building/structure dates: 1919 initial construction
Significance: The Lake James Spillway Bridge by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company for the Southern Power Company during the construction of the dam to form Lake James. The two Pratt trusses are the longest in North Carolina and are the ultimate length of this span type. The eight-panel, 152' trusses span the spillway of the lake and were an engineering achievement of their day.

Subjects
Bridge Construction
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Virginia Bridge & Iron Company
Southern Power 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 EAST
2. VIEW OF BRIDGE, FROM EAST
3. BARREL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING FROM SOUTH TO NORTH
4. VIEW OF TRUSS PANELS, LOOKING FROM NORTHEAST
5. DETAIL VIEW OF TRUSS
6. DETAIL VIEW OF TRUSS
7. DETAIL VIEW OF TRUSS FOOTING
8. VIEW OF BRIDGE PLATE


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