The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


This is the US 23 bridge near the Tennessee State Line. When completed it will carry five through lanes, the off ramp for the information station for trucks heading east, a 22' median and two shoulders. US 23 will swing out and then under the bridge, connecting up with the existing portion in the background. The Appalachian Trail will also run under the interstate at this location; US 23's shoulder on the right side is wider to allow a safe path for the hikers. A parking lot to drop off and pick up hikers is located just past the bridge on US 23. Way back in the background can be seen some of the A-10C construction, 4 miles away. Photo taken in April 2001.



John Lansford
28 April 2001