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Muddy River Bridge, Spanning Muddy River northeast of I-15 & State Rou, Glendale, Clark County, NV



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Muddy River northeast of I-15 & State Rou, Glendale, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-7
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1987 demolished
Significance: The Muddy River Bridge is the best example of a thru "pony" truss bridge in Nevada. It is one of six truss bridges (three of which are pony trusses) still on the NDOT inventory. This construction type has been very rare in Nevada. The bridge was a vital crossing point along Old US 91, the main transportation route from Southern Nevada to Utah.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Metal Truss Bridges


Related Names
James J Burke & Company
Egan, George
Durkee, S. C.
Virginia Bridge & Iron Company
Carnegie Steel Works
Squires, H. A.
Davis, Bob, Photographer
Knight, Dr. Kenneth C., Historian
Leavitt, Robert M., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SIDE VIEW OF MUDDY RIVER BRIDGE FROM I-15 BRIDGE
2. FULL VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE. FARM LAND AND MORMON MESA IN BACKGROUND
3. END VIEW OF MUDDY RIVER BRIDGE FROM CENTER OF ROAD
4. FULL INTERIOR VIEW OF DECK AND WARREN TRUSS
5. BRIDGE FROM RIVER BOTTOM SHOWING PIER, TRUSS AND BASE OF ONE SPAN
6. UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE SHOWING BOTTOM CHORD, STRINGERS, FLOORBEAMS AND CONCRETE DECK
7. CLOSE-UP OF WARREN TRUSS SHOWING GUSSET PLATES AND LACING UNDER TOP CHORD
8. CLOSE-UP OF CENTER OF WARREN TRUSS SHOWING TOP CHORD, DIAGONALS, VERTICAL BRACE AND PROTECTIVE RAILING
9. PLAQUE FACING TRAFFIC ON BRIDGE END
10. CLOSE-UP OF CONNECTION BETWEEN TOP AND BOTTOM CHORD. BRIDGE IS RESTING ON TILTED ROCKER, ABUTMENT HAS MOVED TOWARDS BRIDGE
11. Photocopy of construction drawing (from Nevada Dept. of Transportation) ELEVATION, PLAN, AND SHEET PILE SECTION DETAILS
12. Photocopy of construction drawing (from Nevada Dept. of Transportation) ABUTMENT AND PIER DETAILS
13. Photocopy of construction drawing (from Nevada Dept. of Transportation) END AND INTERMEDIATE FLOOR BEAM DETAILS
14. Photocopy of construction drawing (from Nevada Dept. of Transportation) ELEVATION WITH CONNECTION DETAILS
15. Photocopy of construction drawing (from Nevada Dept. of Transportation) ELEVATION WITH CONNECTION DETAILS (CONTINUED)


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