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North Carolina Route 1314 Bridge, Spanning Toe River, Relief, Yancey County, NC



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Location
Spanning Toe River, Relief vicinity, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NC-41
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction
Significance: North Carolina Route 1314 Bridge has the unique feature of containing a riveted 159-foot Camelback and a pin-connected 125-foot Pratt. Because of Yancey County's devastating floods, the bridge contains long truss spans that require only one pier in the river to offer an obstruction to water flow. The Camelback has the same proportions and members as a pin-connected Camelback. The presence of the pin-jointed Pratt illustrates experimentation on pushing out the older pin trusses and developing a new version of the riveted truss.

Subjects
Bridge Construction
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
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 SOUTHEAST
2. VIEW OF BRIDGE, FROM SOUTHEAST, SHOWING CAMELBACK PORTION
3. VIEW OF BRIDGE, FROM SOUTHEAST, SHOWING PRATT PORTION
4. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM THE EAST
5. BARREL VIEW FROM MID-WAY EAST TRUSS, LOOKING EAST TO WEST
6. VIEW OF BRIDGE FOOTING AND RAILING, FROM NORTHWEST
7. DETAIL VIEW OF TRUSS


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