The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina

Artist's rendering of the proposed Laurel Creek Bridge on I-26 in Madison County, NC. The bridge will be a maximum of 220' above the local road, and is on a 5% uphill grade. The bridge construction will begin in 1998 and is scheduled to be completed by 2000. When complete, the bridge will use over 5 million pounds of steel and 5000 cubic yards of concrete. The superstructure consists of eight welded steel plate girders with a depth of 90 inches, and 3.5" flanges on top and bottom.

John Lansford
10 Apr 99