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Bridge No. 28, Spanning Flatt River at State Route 1004, Durham, Durham County, NC

Bridge No. 28, Spanning Flatt River at State Route 1004, Durham, Durham County, NC

 
 
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Significance: The bridge consists of three identical spans, each 70 feet long and divided into five panels. Its members are built of channels and angles joined by stay pieces and lace bars. The heavy construction of this mid-20s bridge indicates that it was designed for a heavier volume of traffic than the road presently carries. The bottom chord is of note, as the angles of the chord are deeper in the middle three panels than in the end panels. The number of the state road on which it is located indicates that it was once a major route that has been relocated in recent years. This road was serving the area by 1790, for it passed through Cameron Plantation. This bridge is one of three representing the full era of Warren truss building in North Carolina.
Survey number: HAER NC-22
Building/structure dates: ca. 1925 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Hawley, Monica E, transmitter
Gore, George, historian
Page, Randall, photographer
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