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Bynum Bridge


Photo taken by Matthew Ridpath in December 2008


BH Photo #132350

Street View 


Concrete tee beam bridge over Haw River in Bynum
Chatham County, North Carolina
Open to pedestrians
Built 1922.
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 806.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.77213, -79.14440   (decimal degrees)
35°46'20" N, 79°08'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/667730/3960262 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NC 037405 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 38517 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2018: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • March 19, 2018: New photos from Andrew Penik
  • March 8, 2018: New photos from Andrew Penik
  • February 9, 2018: New photos from Andrew Penik
  • February 7, 2018: New photo from Andrew Penik
  • July 14, 2015: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • July 14, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 30, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data.
  • January 25, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath
  • January 13, 2009: Added by Matthew Ridpath


  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net


Bynum Bridge
Posted May 6, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)
Bynum Bridge joins National Register of Historic Places
Posted May 6, 2020, by Cynthia Raxter (cynthiaraxter [at] gmail [dot] com)

"We are pleased to announce that Bynum Bridge was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on April 23, 2020.

We have received official notification from Dr. Kevin Cherry of the State Historic Preservation Office that Bynum Bridge has been honored with National Historic Designation.

As novices (not professional preservation consultants) It's been a long 4 1/2 years of plowing through research, applications, and approval processes. We had a long list of helpers along the way. It takes a community and we want to say Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!"

A big thank you to the founder and volunteers of Bridgehunters.com!!

Also: The metal/wooden service bridge pictured (photos from 2017) is a service bridge once used to cross a mill race. It is approximately 10 feet downriver from the Bynum Bridge. There was a cotton mill on the Southeast side of the Bynum Bridge, but the mill burned in 2001. From east to west the Bynum Bridge crosses the mill race then the Haw River.

Bynum Bridge
Posted July 20, 2017, by Royce Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

If I come across other bridges, not worthy of a page themselves, close to one I am photographing, I often add them to the page of the bridge I am Photographing so peeps know they are there to explore

Bynum Bridge
Posted July 18, 2017, by Chambers Williams (gchambers3 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What is the old wooden bridge shown in the last two photos? That's a completely different bridge.