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10902
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The North Carolina Highway Department is responsible for over 15,000 bridges, ranging from the Wilmington Memorial Bridge across the Cape Fear River to narrow wooden structures on secondary roads. Replacement of older primary and secondary bridges is the state's number one bridge problem.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 27 Issue 7, July 1969, p50-51, 102, il
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12161
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Promised by Governor William Umstead, the bridge connecting Mann's harbor to Manteo has been completed. 2.8 miles long and comprised of concrete and steel, the Croatan Sound Bridge has a 24 foot roadway and a fixed span over the channel, with a forty foot vehicle clearance.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 24 Issue 18, Jan 1957, p33-34, il
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15347
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One of the state's earliest bridges was constructed near Hertford in the 1780s. Citizens of the town wished to cross the Perquimans River to visit Elizabeth City and Virginia destinations. The man hired for the job was Mr. Perry who traversed the river that was 20 feet deep and 600 feet wide with old whiskey barrels lashed together. A more modern bridge replaced the whiskey barrels in 1885 and finally a steel and concrete bridge was erected in 1928.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 5 Issue 38, Feb 1938, p1, 16, il
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16523
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Leggett discusses spending time with the bridge tender, John Banner. They discuss the workings of bridge attendance, construction, weather, and the panoramic views.
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28017
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The R. Kelly Bryant Jr. Pedestrian Bridge was dedicated in Durham this week. The history of the original bridge built in 1973 and how the bridge contributed to crime in the Hayti neighborhood are detailed. The life of R. Kelly Bryant Jr. for whom the bridge is named after and his positive work in the local community are also detailed. The bridge spans the Durham Freeway near Alston Avenue.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 37, September 2010, p9 Periodical Website
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30660
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Between Chimney Rock and Lake Lure in western Rutherford County, scenic highways merge to cross the Broad River. The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, once a bustling thoroughfare, is home to an eclectic variety of flowers and plants that pays homage to western North Carolina’s natural flora. This historic bridge built in 1925 was reclassified as a pedestrian walkway in 2011 when a new bridge was opened to traffic.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p57, il, por Periodical Website
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31016
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Work is underway on the World's largest bridge tunnel, spanning the Chesapeake Bay with 17.5 miles of steel and concrete. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel will link the Eastern Shore of Virginia with Norfolk mainland, removing the last of the major water barriers that have historically kept communities on Tidewater's many peninsulas apart. It will thus be an asset for North Carolina, providing easier access from the Mid-Atlantic to the Carolina coast.
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31244
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T.A. Loving and Company is an old hand at pushing upward both North Carolina's curve of progress and curve showing highway mileage built. Anyone traveling over bridges at Morehead City, Manteo, Alligator River, or the Albemarle Sound has first hand experience in the workmanship of T.A. Loving and Co, which has operated in North Carolina since 1925.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 21 Issue 3, July 1963, p38-39, 66-67, por
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31271
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The North Carolina Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras National Seashore is now receiving traffic thanks to a new bridge. The 2.5 mile long Bonner bridge has replaced the ferries across Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Island, and has made possible 24-hour access to and from Hatteras Island.
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31647
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Edwin Atkinson’s persistence has resulted in the erection of a temporary bridge over the Yadkin River at Siloam. The original bridge collapsed on February 23, killing Atkinson’s parents and two other people. With the support of state and federal officials, Atkinson’s request was fulfilled.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 7 Issue 8, Aug 1975, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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36010
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Called the gateway to Hatteras Island, the bridge built in the 1960s and named after Senator Herbert Bonner was experiencing the wear and tear of commuting use. Limitations on its daily use were imposed during its repair period. Such an occasion made Island residents all the more aware of the bridge’s importance in their way of life.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 5 Issue 1, Fall 1978, p46-47