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Bridge No. 249, Spanning Abbotts Creek at State Route 2294, Southmont, Davidson County, NC



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B&W Photos

HB762656
Oblique North Elevation

HB762657
Oblique View Of West Portal

HB762658
West Portal

HB762659
Detail Of Bridge Plate


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Abbotts Creek at State Route 2294, Southmont vicinity, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NC-21
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Significance: Bridge No. 249 in Davidson County, is the central member of a long earthen bridge across the backwaters of High Rock Lake. It contains three trusses, a 150 foot Parker truss dividend into eight panels, and 60 foot Pratt pony trusses at either end. Each of the end trusses is divided into five panels. This bridge was erected in 1927 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company of Roanoke, Virginia. There are four other similar bridges in North Carolina that consist of a mid-span of trusses with long earthen approaches.

Subjects
Bridges
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Virginia Bridge & Iron Company
Fore, George, Historian
Lanier, Nick, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OBLIQUE NORTH ELEVATION
2. OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST PORTAL
3. WEST PORTAL
4. DETAIL OF BRIDGE PLATE


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