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Posted October 4, 2021, by Walter M Jones (michaelunc522 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge needs replacing terribly. It is so outdated, its to narrow especially with the sides on it. I drive a school bus and its impossible to be safe when you meet a car but especially another bus or truck. This bridge should have been replaced years ago. Please replace this structure its so outdated and no where near wide enough. Thanks

Posted September 18, 2021, by Jill Read (flyingpita [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm doing genealogy research and found that Grandaddy George Edwin Biddix built this bridge in 1929 while working for L. Riddle, a construction sub contractor for Southern Power. It was built for James 'Buck' Duke's Intraurban Streetcar line that ran in the 1930's from downtown Charlotte (Paw Creek) out to Gastonia and beyond.

The now closed access road bridge over West 6th Street went to Cotton Mills Village.

I visited the bridge on 9/15/21 and took these updated photos. Grandaddy was an artist with concrete. All the forms were hand made, on site, and my best calculation is that it took 4-6 months to build.

Broad River Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 21, 2021, by Jill Read (Flyingpita [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thank you for documenting this beautiful old bridge. I have been researching my Grandaddy’s memoirs of the bridges he built in the 1900’s and this is one of them. He built it in 1928 while working for the contractor, L. Riddle and Co.

Broad River Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 21, 2021, by Jill Read (Flyingpita [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thank you for documenting this beautiful old bridge. I have been researching my Grandaddy’s memoirs of the bridges he built in the 1900’s and this is one of them. He built it in 1928 while working for the contractor, L. Riddle and Co.

Posted August 12, 2021, by Willie Lewis (goodguy40 [at] centurylink [dot] net)

Are there any pictures of the supports? How many supports from the width of the road are there. Is it 3 on the ends? I saw a video and they didn't say what bridge it is and I think it is this one.

Posted July 28, 2021, by Michael G Smith (mgsrecruiting [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to "Engineering Record" January 7, 1911, page 12, "The French Broad River Bridge, Southern Railway":

"Work was commenced on the bridge in October, 1906, and was prosecuted until November 1907, when operations were discontinued until April 1909. The work was carried on continuously from that date until completion in May 1910."

'S' Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 27, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

https://coastalreview.org/2021/07/historic-hertford-s-bridge...

This article states that the bridge has been removed, but a possible glimmer of good news is that "There are local preservation efforts underway to put the structure on permanent display." So I assume it is being stored intact somewhere.

Settles Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 19, 2021, by William shelton (Williamshelton [at] triad [dot] rr [dot] com)

SETTLE'S BRIDGE

Settle's Bridge, spanning the Dan River on Settles Bridge Road north of Wentworth, was one of Rockingham County's three covered bridges. Built about 1870, it was named for Thomas Settle Jr., a prominent Republican and associate N.C. Supreme Court justice at the time.

Posted June 26, 2021, by Michael Devall (mld74 [at] reagan [dot] com)

I found on eBay copies being sold of a photo of the Cedar Creek railroad bridge after being rebuilt by Union troops in 1865.

Here is the link below:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/222146693328?hash=item33b8f988d0:g:...

Below is some information regarding the photo posted on the eBay page:

Cedar Creek Bridge, Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, NC

We agreed to, "rebuild the bridge over Cedar Creek for the use of four locomotives and forty cars for as long a time as they might be required for military purposes." US Chief Engineer W. W. Wright

In April of 1865, the retreating Confederates had burned the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad bridge over Cedar Creek, North Carolina. It was located below Franklinton and 25 miles north of Raleigh.

The US Military Railroads Department worked feverishly to keep US GEN Sherman's Army supplied as he fought CS GEN Johnston's Army of Tennessee. As part of that effort, Chief Engineer W. W. Wright cut the deal with the President of the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad.

Springing into action, the Construction Corps took 72 hours and 319,200 Feet B.M. of timber to build the 530 ft long and 88 feet high trestle. Seen in this picture is an unidentified 4-4-0 type locomotive shown with Atlantic & North Carolina RR Conductors Car N. 1. on the bridge.

According to Wright, "The rebuilding of the Cedar Creek bridge completed the railroad connection between Raleigh and the Roanoke River at Gaston and also at Weldon. During the suspension of hostilities we operated the North Carolina Railroad to Durham's station, twenty-five miles from Raleigh."

Johnston's surrender on April 26th, resulted in the bridge not being used to supply Sherman's Army moving forward. Instead, "a large amount of stores were sent up the North Carolina Railroad for use of the force which had just surrendered during the time required to parole the men."

On May 8, 1865, the USM RR returned the railroad line to its owners without having used the four locomotives and forty cars. By this time, Wright, "had a good opportunity to judge of the condition of the rolling-stock of the 'Confederacy'. It was nearly worn out."

Posted June 25, 2021, by Michael Devall (mld74 [at] reagan [dot] com)

A correction on my previous post. After looking at a 2007 supplement provided by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, it mentions that the current bridge over Cedar Creek south of Franklinton was built by Seaboard Air Line Railroad shortly after 1900, probably in 1902-1903. The link to the supplement is posted in the comments on the Cedar Creek Bridge page.

Posted June 25, 2021, by Michael Devall (mld74 [at] reagan [dot] com)

In looking at a 2007 supplement provided by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources earlier today in reference to the proposed Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor, it looks like there were three bridges built over Cedar Creek south of Franklinton. The first one was built around 1839 which was 528 feet long. It was destroyed by Confederate troops during the Civil War in 1865 along with the bridges at Weldon and Gaston. About a year or so later, Union Army troops rebuilt the bridge over Cedar Creek. The current steel deck girder bridge was constructed by Seaboard Air Line Railroad shortly after 1900, probably around 1902-1903. Based on information provided by Mike DeGrace that a second bridge over the Tar River between Franklinton and Kittrell, also a steel deck girder, was built in 1903. I'd expect that both bridges were done by SAL at the same time. According to GIS measurements, the current bridge over Cedar Creek is around 512 feet long.

Here is a link to the 2007 supplement provided by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources:

https://files.nc.gov/ncdcr/historic-preservation-office/PDFs...

Posted June 24, 2021, by Michael Devall (mld74 [at] reagan [dot] com)

They are two different railroad bridges, Norman. The one here is located on the Franklin/Vance County line over the Tar River and Sunrock Road. As already mentioned on the page, the current concrete bridge was built in 1974-1975. According to GIS measurements, the bridge is around 573 feet long. The older bridge built ca. 1839 over the same section was 846 feet long. This bridge is located four miles north of Franklinton and five miles south of Kittrell.

As for the railroad bridge over Cedar Creek, which is a steel deck plate girder, it is located two miles south of Franklinton. According to GIS measurements, that one is around 512 feet long. The older bridge built ca. 1839 over the same section was 528 feet long. I'm not sure when the current bridge was built, but I would expect that it was sometime around the World War II period.

Bridgehunter.com link for Cedar Creek trestle:

https://bridgehunter.com/nc/franklin/bh68589/

Both bridges are currently owned and managed by CSX Transportation, part of the S-Line. From recent articles, the rail line is in the works to be sold to the State of North Carolina as part of the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor project.

Posted June 15, 2021, by DeAnne McCollum (deanne68t [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge Closed, foot traffic only

Leith's Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted June 15, 2021, by chazzychasechandler (aimhighamerica)

Replaced by a new bridge circa 2015

Posted May 30, 2021, by Norman Dean III (deancrof [at] centurylink [dot] net)

Is this the same or was it called the Cedar Creek Trestle???

Smith Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 23, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Trucks: When they aren't wandering in and out of their lanes on the expressway or seeing how slowly they can pass another truck on the expressway, they are out looking for another truss bridge to destroy. https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/news/2021/05/21/new-han...

Posted May 17, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Still cutting those trucks down to size... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPUL2SQ77uQ

Posted May 11, 2021, by Carol Jernigan (misselaine57 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hi Calvin,

Jeff & I explored a piece of property on Spivey Mountain where we found a grave for someone who was "killed by a train in Pine Ridge Tunnel in McDowell County, N.C." Name- W.O. Shehan Aug 1908

Roanoke River Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 6, 2021, by Luke

The city is also not the bridge.

Roanoke River Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 6, 2021, by Tom Hoffman

Williamston is in Martin County, not Bertie County.

Shocco Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted April 23, 2021, by chazzychasechandler (newsguyatl [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Replaced by new bridge

Posted April 20, 2021, by Henry Grady (Hankgradyjr [at] gmail [dot] com)

What are the schedules for the bridge to be open

Greene Street Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted April 13, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

News article about event on this bridge. Also based on the photo looks like the bridge is lit up with colored lights at night.

https://www.wnct.com/local-news/greenville/bites-on-the-brid...

Posted March 10, 2021, by Brian R. Warren

The origins of this bridge appear to be a bit more complicated than the description suggests--see the link I added for more details.

Posted February 23, 2021, by Mary Jo Harris (maryjoharris131 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My great grandaddy, Ernest Spruill of Edenton NC worked this railroad. I have pictures of the collapse.

Isabel Holmes Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 22, 2021, by Anonymous
Isabel Holmes Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 22, 2021, by Mike pekock (Pekock [at] yahoo [dot] com)

do you know if the office on the bridge is manned? What type of employee works there? DOT? Always curious on working there

Isabel Holmes Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 22, 2021, by Mike pekock (Pekock [at] yahoo [dot] com)

do you know if the office on the bridge is manned? What type of employee works there? DOT? Always curious on working there

Isabel Holmes Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 22, 2021, by Mike pekock (Pekock [at] yahoo [dot] com)

do you know if the office on the bridge is manned? What type of employee works there? DOT? Always curious on working there

Swift Island Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 21, 2021, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The America's Great Bridge Test video is great. Well worth 15 minutes of viewing. Documentation of 1920s engineering research on a full sized concrete arch.

Swift Island Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 20, 2021, by Jimmy Walters

I had a lot of fun, researching this one.

Low Water Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 20, 2021, by Jimmy Walters

http://stanlycountymuseum.com/

You can check out the "Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem Driving Tour" PDF, at this link, for a cool story about this bridge, and also the nearby "Booger Hollar Bridge."

Booger Hollar Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 19, 2021, by Jimmy Walters

I deleted my previous comment and link. Instead, here's a link to the county website, which has a link to the downloadable off file, for the mystery tour of the county. It has stories about both the "Booger Hollar bridge" and the nearby "Low Water Bridge", on Hillsford Rd.

http://stanlycountymuseum.com/

Posted February 19, 2021, by Jimmy Walters

I should head up that way, and see what is going on with this one. According to this story, they maybe just hurry up a replacement, originally scheduled for 2023. Hope it's not another UCEB, but it probably will be.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-09...

Posted February 17, 2021, by Casey (Cbedwardsgogo [at] gmail [dot] com)

Do you know height above sea level? Or clearance when hydrograph burgaw hwy 53 reads 7'. Also i40s height would be nice also, same level.?????

Posted February 14, 2021, by CGN’sNewsReviews (-)

Beautiful Bridge!

Pictures taken November 2020.

Posted January 19, 2021, by Anonymous

Doug, YouTube videos are copyrighted content.

Posted January 19, 2021, by Jimmy Walters

I was half asleep, last night and posted links to pictures of this bridge on the wrong bridge page. Glad I checked it out, this morning, lol.

Posted December 29, 2020, by chazzychasechandler (aimhighamerica)

Facts

Overview

Concrete tee beam bridge over South Hyco Creek on Leasburg Hwy/US Hwy 158

Location

Person County, North Carolina

Status

Replaced by new bridge (circa 2019)

History

Built 1932

Design

Tee beam

Dimensions

Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.

Total length: 170.9 ft.

Deck width: 23.0 ft.

Skew angle

30 degrees

Approximate latitude, longitude

+36.38565, -79.10751 (decimal degrees)

36°23'08" N, 79°06'27" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")

Approximate UTM coordinates

17/669740/4028387 (zone/easting/northing)

Quadrangle map:

Olive Hill

Inventory number

BH 68798 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Posted December 29, 2020, by chazzychasechandler

Bridge has since been replaced by new bridge to the south (circa 2019)

Posted December 26, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wow... Very encouraging that you get such excellent video from an inexpensive drone! My brother uses them in his production company, but those cost 3K apiece!

Posted December 26, 2020, by Rhyne Timberlake (rtimberlake3290 [at] me [dot] com)

This was shot on a DJI Mavic Mini!

Posted December 22, 2020, by Mike DeGrace (miked1608 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Three bridges were built on this site. The piers underneath the bridge in the background date from 1840. The second bridge in the background was built in 1903, and the present one in 1975. Here is a photo of the bridge in Sept. 1975.

Posted December 7, 2020, by Jimmy Walters

My father-in-law lives within walking distance of here. We drove by, the other day, and the piling has collected enough debris, from recent flooding, that it is starting to cause water flow issues. He's heard the plan is to remove the piling, to clear up the mess.

Posted December 1, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice video! Looking at drones and wondering what make and model you used? Thanks again for sharing this!

Posted December 1, 2020, by Rhyne Timberlake (rtimberlake3290 [at] me [dot] com)

Hope you enjoy!!

McGirt's Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted November 4, 2020, by Bob (Bobtt [at] gmail [dot] com)

Where did everybody go.Hello,Anybody here.

Posted October 15, 2020, by Denise T. Hauert (denisehauert [at] gmail [dot] com)

What is the height of the Lake James Bridge? will a sailboat with a 38ft mast fit under it?

Even the Park Ranger nor Marinas know the height of the bridge.

Harry Forden Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted October 8, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Capelsie Mill Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted October 4, 2020, by Jimmy Walters

If you are Google mapping this location, there is a nice panoramic picture that views from the base of the dam, and there are three visible pillars that would have supported what would have either been a long truss or covered bridge.

Posted September 21, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm guessing this one was at one time a railroad bridge. Another view seems to agree:

https://www.facebook.com/vacanddash/posts/mark-you-calendars...

Wade Harris Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 20, 2020, by Jason Clonch

A lot of people don’t know that this bridge is aprox. 120 ft high at its center point. A few of my friends and I used to repel off of this bridge back in the mid 90’s. A lot of great memories were made there!

Seven Island Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 2, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It is indeed tragic in a state that has such a limited collection of historic trusses remaining. Photo documentation just isn't the same!

Seven Island Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 2, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted July 30, 2020, by Anonymous

Span was originally built on a connection track by the former N&W to the former Virginian Ry in 1960 at Kellysville, WV after the N&W-VGN merger. The connection was buit for eastbound coal movements over the VGN. Span was sold to the original Norfolk Southern in the 1970s after the connection was reconfigured for the US 460 widening project. Span was originally skewed but it was squared off by NS.

Harry Forden Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted June 27, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Pic #29 is not of the same bridge. It appears to be an older pin-connected span. I looked at Historic Aerial photos from 1969 and there was a truss bridge on 5th Street as well, perhaps that bridge. It was gone by the 82' imagery and wasn't replaced until several years later.

Bynum Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 6, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)
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.

Posted April 30, 2020, by Casey (casey [at] kwikbondpolymers [dot] com)

KBP 204 High Molecular Weight Methacrylate (HMWM) installed in 2017 for less than $1 per SF to permanently repair deck cracks and reduce permeability in the surface overall. Deck condition rating increased from "5" to "7" following HMWM treatment.

Posted March 28, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looking east of this bridge I see an abandoned trestle over Webbs Creek and what looks like an abandoned girder bridge over US 74 on this ROW.Are they both Southern Railway bridges?Also I didn't see them posted on Bridgehunter.

Posted March 13, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

The map location shown is the CSX - Cape Fear River Bridge BH 39958. The Meherrin River is actually on the NC-Virginia border.

Seven Island Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted January 31, 2020, by Vivian Fulk (vivian [at] medleymeadows [dot] com)

Thanks for the interest!

The land where the bridge was to be moved is no longer available. We planned to put it across a ravine and fill in to make a pond. The landscape architect drawing in attached.

So if anyone want a bridge for a good price, let me know?

Regards,

Vivian Fulk

336-816-2613

Seven Island Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted January 29, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Vivian,

Can you share what stopped the project? Maybe someone here can help to resolve the issue.

Sincerely,

Art S.

Seven Island Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted January 29, 2020, by Vivian Fulk (vivian [at] medleymeadows [dot] com)

Hi all,

Seven Island Bridge still sits in the same place. I was unable to move it to our farm for various reasons. SO it is available again if anyone wants it? Please let me know if you are interested?

Regards,

Vivian Fulk

336-816-2613

Posted December 17, 2019, by Ethan McDowell (etmcdowell1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge open to all traffic.

Posted December 17, 2019, by Ethan McDowell (etmcdowell1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Photos added by Dana & Kay Klein are of the now closed Herbert C Bonner bridge over Oregon Inlet and do not pertain to this specific bridge.

Posted November 27, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yup... Try again!

Posted November 27, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

You make something idiot proof and they come up with a better idiot.... Still, an improvement.

Posted November 27, 2019, by Chris Knight

Only took 22 days to claim it's first victim since it got raised 8 inches. https://youtu.be/-VokezIMLKE

Carrier Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted November 13, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Right ? But they wanted a "sleek" modern concrete bridge.

Carrier Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted November 13, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Im not an engineer but if it takes three blasts to bring a bridge of this size down it probably wasn't at risk for collapse...

Posted October 29, 2019, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge is being raised to 12 foot 4. There is a new guillotine steel beam in place painted bright yellow. It remains to be seen who will strike the bridge at 12 foot 4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raptWPQbkMg&t=0s

Posted October 29, 2019, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a photo posted on reddit of the bridge raising operation today! 8" up!

Posted October 22, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted October 19, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Durham is closing the bridge to raise (not raze) it.

https://twitter.com/movesafedurham/status/118529912103021772...

Hobucken Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted October 9, 2019, by April Barnett Smith (jesus_loves_you16 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My grandfather Wade Barnett operated that bridge. Not sure the exact years, but for sure in the early 1970s.

Huie Road Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted September 3, 2019, by John Jones (oldironbridgefarm [at] gmail [dot] com)

I went to the Foothills Equestrian Center this afternoon to get some pictures of the old iron bridge on Huie road. I live at the top of the hill on Huie. I am sad to say that the bridge has not been reconstructed on the property. I spoke with a gentleman named Greg. He said he is still planning to erect the bridge.

Posted August 19, 2019, by Tim Wright (tbakewright [at] aol [dot] com)

Good pics, in area I've have focus on. I'm searching for the "Dickerson's Bridge" site, very close by, slightly up steam, but before Tabb's Creek. Troop movements crossed bridge 5/1/1865, but other troop movements mention it being washed out 5/3/165. Did you happen to see any other man made structures in area?

Posted August 11, 2019, by glen (isthereausername [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Some one asked earlier I did not see a response to. Why does this bridge feel bouncy, wavy on the flat portion? I swear it has been like that every since it was opened in 1990.

Posted June 3, 2019, by Jimmy Walters

My wife and I once had a date on this bridge, back before we got married. It's as long and eerie as it looks in the pictures.

Posted April 17, 2019, by James Burgin (jim [at] jimburgin [dot] net)

Thanks for posting the information. My Grandfather James H DeHart grew up in the Needmore area. I believe the bridge was actually constructed in the late 1940's. As evidence I am attaching a photo of my Father and Brother on the bridge. My brother was born in 1949 and appears to be no more than 3 years old in the photo.

Thanks,

Jim Burgin

Posted March 13, 2019, by Uriah P (uriahpariah [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A fun fact: this bridge is part of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail and is marked with its famous navigational "white blazes." And although it has NO provisions for pedestrians, the bridge is heavily used by foot traffic, particularly in the spring, when northbound thru-hikers use it.

Chowan River Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted March 10, 2019, by Jim Frens (jimfrens [at] comcast [dot] net)

The bridge referenced is indeed the swing span from the old Chowan River bridge, confirmed by the property owner.

My guess as to the structures east of this location is that they came from the old railroad bridge and highway bridge across the sound, replaced by the current route 32 bridge.

Caswell Branch Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted March 8, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Here is an article discussing this early concrete arch bridge. https://www.newbernsj.com/news/20190224/look-at-historic-bri...

Posted February 13, 2019, by Ethan McDowell (etmcdowell1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Replacement bridge set to open within days per NCDOT. Existing structure will be demolished except for 1000' on the south end of the inlet for use as a fishing pier.

Posted February 10, 2019, by Paul Barefoot (Barefootstlc [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

This bridge was used in Civil War. The one that replaced it was built in 1907. Gens Johnston and Sherman crossed it.

Posted February 1, 2019, by Todd Vierling (tv [at] duh [dot] org)

This bridge does have a reinforced bar in front of it. That's what actually does the "can opener" effect as locals call it; the truck tops get sheared off by the bar, not the bridge.

The protection bar has a clearance of 11 feet, 8 inches; the bridge itself if unprotected would have clearance of approximately 11 feet, 10 inches, but it would be *extremely* vulnerable to damage. The road is one-way under the bridge, and there is not a protection bar in the other direction.

Posted January 29, 2019, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

While the railroad was built around 1839 the Tar River bridge of this entry was from around 1900. The current bridge was from 1975. The really interesting thing that needs to be resurrected is the Tar River crossing before 1900 which I expect was in a different location and much lower.

Posted January 29, 2019, by Bob Radcliffe (Bob [at] lynchcreek [dot] com)

At the time it was built, the tallest in the country.

Posted January 19, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Todd,I agree with you and know that if you put cast iron headache bars so far in front of the bridges that they don't ruin the look of the bridges that would work.I don't know of any truck that can move a headache bar anchored securely in the ground.

Posted January 19, 2019, by Todd Vierling (tv [at] duh [dot] org)

George:

Part of the problem with these bridges is that it's not always easy to fix the issue. Railroad bridges can't change height in a short distance, so without a couple miles of rail height change, the only other option is lowering the road. Given drainage and other infrastructure, this is not always an option either.

NS - Bostian Bggridge (North Carolina)
Posted January 16, 2019, by Gary Pharr (Pharrgary [at] yahhoo [dot] com)

Believe only thing Done to bridge is that the railroad has dumped tons of stone around it. The arches in size i believe support that I grew up around the old Brostain 3rd creek viaduct. & yes when the rain is headed toward Statesville the shoal blocks the sound sometimes so in that case if your on the trustel you better haul ass .I've had to do so as a young man Still interesting after all these years. God Bless

Posted December 29, 2018, by Kelly McClanahan

Take a look on Google Street View for views of the new bridge bring built. Google earth view does not show much, but take a ride across the bridge, and see the new bridge being built -- cool.

Surf City Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted December 4, 2018, by Curtis Lee (clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This swing span was closed on 12/04/2018. The new high rise replacement bridge is now open to traffic.

Posted November 12, 2018, by Anonymous

There was a wooden bridge east of that bridge and a signal light

Posted November 12, 2018, by Anonymous

It’s Southern Railway not Norfolk and Western

Booger Hollar Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted October 1, 2018, by Jimmy Walters

Looks like this bridge might have been done in bt Florence.

Sally's Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 11, 2018, by Jimmy Walters

Yeah, I studied a few of them, even went back and looked at old maps to see if there were any abandoned roads. I didn't want to post a bunch of links to forums, but several pointed to Cox Mill Rd., and/or described the bridge as being "off of" Poplar Tent Rd. I will say this. I can see how someone might drive into Clark Creek. Coming from the south, the approaching curve is a bit more dramatic than the map view would imply, due to slope and banking. If it is indeed not "Sally's Bridge", I would love to know. I don't really have a stance, regarding the validity of haunts, I just enjoy the sensationalism.

Sally's Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 11, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There's another bridge north of this one on Poplar Tent Road as mentioned in the haunting description.

Sally's Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 11, 2018, by Jimmy Walters

Drove across this one, today, but I was on the clock, so I couldn't stop. Looks like they're clearing off for a replacement bridge, though.