Photo taken by Matthew Ridpath in December 2008
BH Photo #132350
Nomination form, for those interested:
"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.
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
What is the old wooden bridge shown in the last two photos? That's a completely different bridge.