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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.

Thicketty Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted June 15, 2018, by Jimmy

Thank you, too, Luke. My friend and I found this bridge on a drive-about, back in 1998. You could still drive across it, then. I returned a few years later, to find the new bridge, but was thrilled to see that had left the old one in place.

Thicketty Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted June 15, 2018, by Luke

Excellent find, Jimmy!

Surf City Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted June 15, 2018, by WILLIAM GARTLEY (williamgartley [at] comcast [dot] net)

James, I have wanted to thank you for re-posting the swing bridge photos

thanks again

Bull G

Posted June 8, 2018, by Jimmy

I was playing golf, yesterday, so I could only stop long enough for a quick snap with my phone, but you can see one of the support pillars, for the 601 bridge, in the foreground.

Booger Hollar Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted June 6, 2018, by Jimmy

Found a cool story about this bridge. It's number 12 on the page.

https://thoughtcatalog.com/lorenzo-jensen-iii/2017/06/the-13...

Posted May 14, 2018, by Jimmy

Yeah, the view was better, years ago, before they widened 221, and the trees were sparser. It's a beautiful bridge.

Posted April 30, 2018, by Emilee (emilee [dot] c [dot] crowder [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would like to put this swinging bridge on a website of things to do in Mitchell County. I was wondering if you had any information about the history (when & why it was built, etc.) of this bridge? Anything will be helpful! Thank you!

Posted March 30, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Luke.That's the bridge.

Posted March 30, 2018, by Luke
Posted March 30, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I noticed A truss bridge over the Little River if you follow the r.r. tracks.Is this bridge on Bridgehunters?

Posted March 30, 2018, by Dave Connelly (drpconnelly [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Eno bridge has a plate with the date 1903. See my photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9986245@N05/39225215325/in/dat...

Grayden Paul Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 26, 2018, by Connie Mason (edna924 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It is spelled: Grayden Paul....not Graden.

Posted January 7, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I've seen countless videos of truck eating bridges.When is this nonsense going to stop?Or do the repair shops and wreckers love the business they get not to stop it?

Posted January 7, 2018, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com)

A New Years Eve Penske Peel at the can opener bridge.

https://youtu.be/qxVQ7ZEG1RU

Posted December 19, 2017, by Charles Creech (creech_daniel [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Does anyone have any info or pictures of the old railroad bridge that was there before they put in the 1926 railroad bridge on route 8.I am talking about the railroad bridge that is now under water in high rock lake near the railroad bridge on route 8. I would love to see info on that.

Posted December 11, 2017, by jen (jennyleewh0 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge damaged by hurricane Matthew and is still unrepaired.

Sears Landing Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted December 5, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looks like it is a duplicate page for Surf City Bridge http://bridgehunter.com/nc/pender/1410016/

Sears Landing Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted December 5, 2017, by R boylston

Unless I missed something in the last year, the Sears Landing swing bridge is still up and running...last time I saw it was DEC.2016 and I plan to see it this Christmas.

Posted October 30, 2017, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was here yesterday (10/29/17) and there are no trespassing signs all over the south side of the bridge.

Surf City Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted October 14, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com )

When the replacement bridge opens, the original bridge will no longer operate.

Private Drive Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 22, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think the shorter span is a Pratt with counters and not a Lattice.

Posted August 22, 2017, by Luke

Historicaerials confirms that.

Posted August 22, 2017, by Royce (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As I understand it, this is not Sellars Mill Road. It is actually a private drive way.

I-40 Tunnel (North Carolina)
Posted August 15, 2017, by Ima Kopp (photopopo [at] inlook [dot] com)

Yeah, what they said!!!