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Steel Structure Trivia: Bridge Celebrates Centennial

This mile-long cantilevered through truss bridge joined the steel centurion club this month. Opened on July 14, 1916, the bridge (which required 21,400 tons of steel) created the first connection over the Mississippi River for both trains and automobiles; the original automobile lane alongside the bridge is currently being repurposed as the longest public pedestrian bridge spanning the Mississippi River and is set to open in October. (Photo: Big River Strategic Initiative, LLC) 

Our July Steel Structure Trivia question has two parts

What is the name of this bridge and what cities does it connect?

Answer:

The correct answer is the Harahan Bridge, which connects West Memphis, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn., across the Mississippi River. Congratulations to our winners! They are: Jeff Rodeheaver, detailing manager, and Matt Baldwin, project manager, both with SWF Industrial, Inc., Wrightsville, Pa., and Nep Viajar, a civil/structural engineer with Fluor Corp., Houston.

You can test your steel structure knowledge right here on our MSC website on the last Friday of each month, where a new trivia question will be posted to the News section. Our next challenge will be posted on Friday, August 26.


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