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Old 08-11-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:03 AM
 
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Midnight crews install American Tobacco Trail bridge section

[LEFT] Read more here: Midnight crews install American Tobacco Trail bridge section | Local/State | NewsObserver.com


New pedestrian bridge over I-40 in Durham, NC - YouTube
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Just drove by this yesterday. At first, I thought it was one of those chutes that construction companies use to move materials across the road. Hopefully it looks better when complete.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:08 AM
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=Hopefully it looks better when complete.
Here's a rendering:
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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I assume those are safety nets to catch construction debris but main thing I wondering what is the height clearance for the bridge and net or is it going to be like the Gregson St trestle.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Here's a rendering:
Functional, but not terribly interesting.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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Functional, but not terribly interesting.
Agreed, but in the era of budgets and debt, I'd rather have functional and "now", rather than Intereseting in five years with a bunch of partisan bickering.

I'm fully stoked about this (and beer in Cary). I think I'll celebrate with a slice of Pizza!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Agreed, but in the era of budgets and debt, I'd rather have functional and "now", rather than Intereseting in five years with a bunch of partisan bickering.
All true. I think the Reedy Creek Trail bridge over I-440 is a good combination of form and function, although I don't know how the cost of the two bridges compares. I'll take cheap and functional as long as it's not horribly ugly.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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It's a $9 million project, compared to $4 million for the Reedy Creek bridge -- but that was 8 years ago. Also I think the span length of the new bridge is considerably longer than the longest span of the Reedy Creek bridge.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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The N&O reports today that the bridge has finally opened.

DURHAM: American Tobacco Trail bridge over I-40 opens in Durham | Durham County | NewsObserver.com
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