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Sneads Ferry Bridge

Bridge on NC172 over the New River

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina

Constructed in 1992 for approximately $13.2 million, the 2,781-foot long, high-level, fixed structure consists of 28 approach spans of Type IV, pre-stressed concrete AASHTO girders and 3 channel spans of Type VI, pre-stressed concrete AASHTO girders.  The channel span lengths are 137 feet, 140 feet and 137 feet.

The channel bents were designed to AASHTO specifications for vessel impact forces and are supported by 54-inch diameter, precast, pre-stressed concrete cylinder piles.  Vertical clearance over the navigational channel is 65 feet.  Lighting on the bridge for both vessels and aircraft are powered by an array of solar panels and a battery bank.