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Deep River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Tom Staley

BH Photo #108031

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Deep River on NC 2153
Location
Chatham County, North Carolina, and Lee County, North Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1910
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Camelback Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 9, 1995
Also called
Deep River Camelback Truss Bridge (NRHP name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.57044, -79.24100   (decimal degrees)
35°34'14" N, 79°14'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/659397/3937729 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Colon
Elevation
210 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 95000696 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 23241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 17, 2011: New Street View added by Bob Morgan
  • April 4, 2010: Updated by Curtis Lee: added additional county; length; elevation
  • March 10, 2009: New photos from Matthew Ridpath
  • January 13, 2009: New photos from Matthew Ridpath
  • February 20, 2007: Posted photos from Tom Staley

Sources 

  • Tom Staley
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Deep River Bridge
Posted June 4, 2015, by Anonymous

Community raising funds to maintain bridge. This article lists the builder and some history:

http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/chathamcounty/x1222487872/...

Deep River Bridge
Posted August 7, 2009, by Neha M Shah (neha [at] visitpittsboro [dot] com)

Originally constructed in 1908, the bridge spans the Deep River. It underwent many reconstructions and renovations until 1992 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame. Located at Deep River Park (forty acres with picnic tables), which provides a scenic view and is a wonderful place for a picnic. Canoe access, picnic areas. Bridge is lighted at night.

http://visitpittsboro.com

http://bit.ly/QWRgy

Deep River Bridge
Posted June 13, 2009, by Deborah (dclark51 [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

When did they build the new bridge? When did cars quit traveling on the camel back bridge?