Wednesday, March 3, 2021

1985 I-471 Daniel Carter Beard Bridge over Ohio River at Cincinnati, OH

(Bridge HunterSatellite)

The official name is the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, but Bridge Hunter indicates the popular name is the Big Mac Bridge. "Constructed started 1971; opened to limited traffic 1977; dedicated 1981; entire I-471 project completed 1985." The longest span is 757.6' [Bridge Hunter] When it takes almost a decade to build a bridge, I wonder what the cost overrun was.

LC-DIG-highsm-41940
Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Carol M. Highsmith's photographs are in the public domain.

LC-DIG-highsm-42067
Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Carol M. Highsmith's photographs are in the public domain.

Fortunately, the street view car went on the other side of the flood gate.
Street View

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