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Why were the support columns where I-140 crosses 74-76 not encased in concrete?

Ken Little

Q. I have a question regarding the support columns of the I-140 bypass over U.S. 74/76. Specifically, why have they not been encased in concrete? Is this a new design or something that still needs to be done?

A. The columns are completed, said Wayne Currie, Division 3 resident engineer with the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Currie explained the columns are galvanized steel tubes filled with concrete.

“The design is not a new design but it is a design not typically used around here. It is not as aesthetically pleasing as the concrete columns you typically see,” Currie said. “However, it was one of the techniques used by the design team to design and construct the bridge as economically as possible and still meet all the design requirements.”


When will I-140 south of U.S. 74-76 be completed to U.S. 17?

Why are they clearing land on the northwest corner of I-140 and U.S. 17?



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