Thursday, April 14, 2011

THE Trip, Roosevelt Lake, The Route 188 Bridge

Copyright 2011, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

What with a bit of Internet snooping I discovered that vehicle traffic used to use the top of the Roosevelt Dam to get from one side to the other.  Before the Dam was modified (between 1989 and 1996) a new bridge had to be constructed.  The cost of construction was a bit over $21 million.  It is the longest 2 lane, single span, steel arch bridge in North America.  It is 1,080 feet long.  I think it is a work of art as well:




(Please click on this panoramic photo to see in a larger view.)
Obviously I am not the only one who thinks it is rather special, as this bridge was voted one of the top 12 outstanding bridges in the nation in November of 1995.

Outstanding!



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3 comments:

Dorene from Ohio said...

Beautiful photos of the bridge!!

Susan (Nolichucky Roots) said...

Agreed. Outstanding.

Greta Koehl said...

You are right - it is truly gorgeous. I've taken up a real interest in bridges, especially since we came across the neat footbridge in Greenville. (My husband, being from Brooklyn, is of course a real hardcore bridge geek.)