The purpose of this project is to replace Orange County Bridge No. 99 over New Hope Creek on S.R. 1723 (New Hope Church Road), which is functionally obsolete and to accommodate an estimated traffic of 5600 vehicles by year 2025.
Bridge No. 99 was built in 1951, 105 feet long of a three-span structure that consists of a reinforced concrete deck on I-beams. The end bents consist of reinforced concrete caps on timber piles and the interior bents consist of reinforced concrete posts and beams on spread footings. The replacement structure will be a single span, 39-inch precast concrete box beam, approximately 105 feet long with 4-foot deep caps providing a minimum 30-foot, 6-inch clear deck width. The proposed bridge will include two 11-foot travel lanes with 4-foot, 3-inch horizontal offsets.
The roadway grade of the new structure will be approximately one foot higher than the existing structure due to hydraulic requirements.
North Carolina Department of Transportation