The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


This photo of the Laurel Creek Bridge and Escape Ramp #3 includes an optical illusion. Even though it appears the escape ramp is on an uphill grade, it is actually flat. The bridge and roadway runs upward from left to right on a 5% uphill grade, however. The bridge has about a quarter of the deck poured in this photo, taken in June 2001. The greenish area is the steel reinforcing bars, and the silver color is the metal supports between the beams.


John Lansford
7 July 2001