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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

Itís 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!!!

I-40 Tunnel (North Carolina)
Posted August 15, 2017, by Karen Daniel (kayleebou65 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Perhaps you should learn to use Google street view before criticizing them. Just back up and you will see that the tunnel height is right there. I believe it said 14'5" WB and 14'2" EB.

I-40 Tunnel (North Carolina)
Posted August 12, 2017, by Justin

It took me less time to find the sign in Google streetview than it's taken me to type up this reply.

I-40 Tunnel (North Carolina)
Posted August 12, 2017, by Kris

If your going to take a picture at least get caution tunnel heights in photo, you have no facts of tunnel height for semi's

Isabel Holmes Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 7, 2017, by Doug Shaw (Douglasashaw [at] bigpond [dot] com)

This bridge was also in another Stephen King movie, Cat's Eye. James Woods' character is stuck in traffic waiting for the bridge to close. He is trying to quit smoking but gets stressed and sneaks in a puff of an old cigarette, with serious consequences, if you're familiar with the story.

Smokemont Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 21, 2017, by mike burnette (mikeburne7777 [at] aol [dot] com)

my favorite memorys was sitting on this bridge in the early 50 s watching the campers coming in to camp and hoping they would have pretty daughters was from canton and stayed at smokemont the whole summer when school was out best times of my life .i

Smokemont Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 21, 2017, by mike burnette (mikeburne7777 [at] aol [dot] com)

my favorite memorys was sitting on this bridge in the early 50 s watching the campers coming in to camp and hoping they would have pretty daughters was from canton and stayed at smokemont the whole summer when school was out best times of my life .i

Bynum Bridge (North Carolina)
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 (North Carolina)
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.

Tillery Dam Spur (North Carolina)
Posted July 14, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ok RR gurus another here. I am guessing these functioned as a trestle. The RR line definitely ran over them. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

Posted July 14, 2017, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dawn, the map that displays on the bridge page can be zoomed out. This can make it easy to figure out both in detail and in general where the bridge is located.

Posted July 14, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like it's just East of Mocksville.

Posted July 14, 2017, by Dawn Myers (myersdawn73 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Where in Davie County is this?

Greene Street Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 13, 2017, by mike huff

Nice well maintained history.

Grayden Fall Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 2, 2017, by Missy (Ncbrnidgrl [at] yahoo [dot] com )

The name of this bridge is incorrect. It should be Graden Paul. It is still in operation, but is scheduled to be taken down this fall after the new bypass is complete.

Posted June 29, 2017, by Candace Coram (candive [at] triad [dot] rr [dot] com)

G&O Railroad crossing Mitchell River Trestle

Posted June 5, 2017, by Jimmy (gatsbyandglock [at] gmail [dot] com)

A very sad street view, in Google Maps at these coordinates: 36.262326,-79.011826. If you're looking towards the newer bridge, from that point, you xan turn right and see the old one, nearly covered by plant growth.

CSX - NC38 Overpass (North Carolina)
Posted June 3, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Clark,when you all mentioned about steel encased in concrete i remember seeing up close and personal a steel beam encased in concrete on a bridge like this that a short line operates over in Bucks County just south of Quakertown Pa.Me and my fiancee both saw it and i took a picture of it.The hole was pretty big.Don't know if they sealed it back up or not.Funny how you can talk about something and then remember it.

CSX - NC38 Overpass (North Carolina)
Posted June 2, 2017, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's what I was thinking may have been done here Clark.

CSX - NC38 Overpass (North Carolina)
Posted June 2, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I've noticed, around western Missouri at least, that some rail bridges were made with steel stringers spanning the abutments, then encased completely in concrete.

It's hard to say whether this would be considered well protected stringers or a heavily reinforced slab.

CSX - NC38 Overpass (North Carolina)
Posted June 2, 2017, by Matt Lohry

Definitely not a steel stringer, but not a concrete rigid frame either--I would probably call this a slab.

CSX - NC38 Overpass (North Carolina)
Posted May 31, 2017, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

NBI calls this a steel stringer.

Posted May 19, 2017, by Jimmy (gatsbyandglock [at] gmail)

This is actually over Lake Lee, and is a replacement bridge, built sometime in the mid-90's, I believe. It replaced a lost, one-lane low-water bridge. It broke my heart, when they removed that bridge. It was a fond childhood memory.

Posted May 19, 2017, by Jimmy (gatsbyandglock [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is actually the Lake Lee dam. Lake Twitty dam is viewable from a bridge on Old Camden Road, the north.

Mebane Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 17, 2017, by Alex Dunn (erdnay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like this is open-spandrel.

Posted May 12, 2017, by Brian J. Patterson (pattersonbj [at] earthlink [dot] net)

This line was completely removed and ROW "taken over" by neighboring land owners circa 1985-1986. It barely made it into CSX's "books" if indeed it made it at all. It was Seaboard System when it was removed.

Ahoskie Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted May 10, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Looks like some one added timber bridges in NC at some point. May not be extant now. Did add views.

Posted May 3, 2017, by David Eike

This write-up appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times:

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2017/05/02/portrait-...

Posted February 28, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anonymous,i have the dvd in my hand as we speak.The name of the movie is "Max best friend.Hero.Marine".You are probably right about this trestle being the one

.I am not sure about the location of the trestle.That's why i asked if anybody knew about the location of the trestle i was talking about.Great movie,though.The handler was killed in Afghanistan.Thanks again for your help on this Anonymous and Dana and Kay.

Posted February 27, 2017, by Anonymous

Filmmakers framed the Max finale using a trestle at the junction of the Yadkin and the Mitchell River, a tributary just northeast of town. For the most inviting view, rent a kayak from Yadkin River Adventures and paddle the clear waters. The trestle is also visible from the newly opened Burch Station access point

Posted February 27, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George this MAY be Max the movie bridge..........

Sloans Ferry Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 25, 2017, by Anonymous

Absolutely horrible bridge, should be replaced before it falls in.

Posted January 4, 2017, by Jim Freeland

The pipes have been removed as of Dec 2016 on the north span.

Looks like CSX is going to put the track back in sometime in 2017-2018.

Posted October 23, 2016, by Bedky (thankubyebye [at] cox [dot] net)

Why does the Albermarle Sound Bridge have a "wavy" feeling when driving on the flat part of the bridge on each side? It feels like your vehicle is bounching corner to corner, not up and down. I would like to know what the purpose of this is? I have never been on any other bridges that do this. Please let me know.

Posted July 12, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ronald Bauguess,

Thank You for the information. I think I have made the appropriate changes. If you have the time look and see if it looks correct and definitely check out other bridges in the area for mistakes. Please feel free to correct anything you know to be wrong.

Royce

Hamby Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 12, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge while located near a rest stop, it is not in the rest stop. It is located closer to the Vietnam Memorial, probably for maintenance vehicles and pedestrians stretching their legs through the wooded area to get to the memorial (although you can easily drive to it and park).

Royce

Posted July 11, 2016, by Ronald Bauguess (N2302Z28 [at] msn [dot] com)

This Bridge was part of the Cape fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad Build in 1887. It later became the Atlantic & Yadkin and later the Southern Railway.

It was never part of the Norfolk & Western.

Ex Yadkin Valley Railroad Engineer

Hamby Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 9, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I would assume they use this beauty to allow attendants servicing the two rest stops to get from one to another. Looks like it has been taken care of.

Hamby Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted July 8, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, this is an interesting little bridge. I am not terribly familiar with the company that built it, but the pins and verticals are unusual. Given its location in the middle of a rest area, it would be a prime candidate for restoration and interpretation.

Huie Road Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted March 2, 2016, by Tim (undersiege24 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Has this bridge ever been rebuilt at the Foothills Equestrian Center? I'm just curious to know.

Thanks

Tim

Posted February 1, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Need help with RR here as well.

Thank you, Royce

Posted February 1, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Need help here from the RR gurus. Feel free to add the RR name to bridge name as well.

Thank You Royce

Posted January 12, 2016, by David Philyaw (dphilyaw [at] taloving [dot] com)

This bridge was built by T. A. Loving Company (Goldsboro, NC)

Surf City Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted January 9, 2016, by Curtis Lee (clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Surf City Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted December 29, 2015, by Curtis Lee (clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A high arch replacement bridge is in the works with construction planned for the 2017 time frame. The replacement bridge will be approx. 1,000 ft. south of the existing swing bridge. The replacement bridge will have a clearance of 65' above the mean water level. The new fixed bridge will begin at the intersection of Roland Avenue, Little Kinston Road and Atkinson Point on the mainland side and connect to N.C. 210 on the island side between Kinston Avenue and Roland Avenue.

Bath Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted November 6, 2015, by Clara Meadows (Sunshinesalsa [dot] cm [at] gmail [dot] com)

What is the height of the bridge over Bath creek?

Posted October 15, 2015, by Anonymous

The bridge is NOT open for traffic.

Posted September 20, 2015, by Don Morrison

Hmmm....

The image Jane provided is not a half truss railroad bridge. I wonder if that bridge is the original bridge that crossed the river north of this bridge on Low Bridge Road.

Posted September 20, 2015, by Jane Gurley (jgurley1703 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have a good photo of this bridge before it was torn down. We used to drive over this bridge every time we went to my great-grandparents' home between Caroleen and Ellenboro, NC

Richland Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 23, 2015, by Don Morrison

probable coordinates: 35.618931, -79.749664

Richland Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 23, 2015, by Hugh Martin (biscoestuff [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was moved intact into storage at the NC Zoo. As far as I know it still sits in a fenced area called "The Boneyard." When it was moved there it was hoped that it could be reused on a walking train somewhere on Zoo property. The bridge was NOT replaced with a culvert. There is a new concrete bridge located in it's place.

Rocky River Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 9, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Answer to an old thread on this bridge.

"The bridge was built by the Atlantic Bridge Company, which was based in Roanoke, Virginia and maintained a branch office in Charlotte. Atlantic Bridge is not known as an innovative builder and this bridge shows that the company was marketing the outdated pin-connected truss type to North Carolina county governments in the 1920s. It was such practices that led many Good Roads advocates to promote the takeover of local road and bridge oversight by professional civil-servant engineers and highway departments."-NCDOT

Royce

Hicks Hollow Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 9, 2015, by Don Morrison

Maybe all of that yellow and black signage attracts hornets. 8^)

Hicks Hollow Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted August 9, 2015, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Maybe this bridge should be named the Hornet Nest bridge I'm thinking after looking at the pictuers.

Posted August 6, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

No height restrictions. Is it taller than it looks or can we look forward to seeing "Truck Eating" added soon?

Posted August 6, 2015, by John Marvig

Royce,

Judging by the small span length, it looks like a concrete box culvert. May not be very significant, but is historic none the less.

-John

Raleigh Turntable (North Carolina)
Posted July 17, 2015, by Luke

Considering there are three other turntables on the site, I think it's fine.

According to the linked article I found, the turntable (Currently CSX owned) was part of the Seaboard Air/Coast Line's Johnson Street Roundhouse, and is one of only two steam-era electric turntables still extant in NC.

http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2013/12/23/raleighs-rail...

Posted June 23, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Deep River Bridge (North Carolina)
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/...

Core Creek Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted April 25, 2015, by Barbara Sabiston Lyle (Bridgetender637 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Was it put out to sea for utilization as a barrier reef or re-erected in another location? Just curious.

Posted April 11, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am totally cool with whatever s done with the pages I was just trying to help out with the to do list. I don't know how to move pictures to other pages. If someone could tell me how I will do that

Royce

Posted April 11, 2015, by Don Morrison

That's cool, but should spread those pictures to their respective bridge page, and give Patrick his due for the essay on each page.

Maybe Patrick could come by and provide some finishing touches.

Posted April 11, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Created pages for 6 of the other bridges. Cant find bridge number 6.

Royce

Posted April 11, 2015, by Don Morrison

Easier said than done; ended up using the coordinates of the 7th bridge, I guess. 8^p

Posted April 11, 2015, by Don Morrison

Since Patrick said that he entered the coordinates of the first bridge, but they are not there now, I will add them.

Posted April 11, 2015, by Don Morrison

Royce,

If you edit the bridge page, you can input the coordinates. Since this entry covers several bridges, the coordinates have apparently not been entered, just listed in the description. Perhaps each bridge could be entered on it's own page, or a set of coordinates of the first bridge or central to all the bridges could be entered to this page.

US17 NB Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted March 28, 2015, by Margot

Steel stringers don't really do much for me, but that is an incredibly cool picture.

Groundhog Road Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 26, 2015, by thephantomcheese (jonesleslie12 [at] charter [dot] net)

Groundhog Road was once the route of U.S. 19-23 before a new road was built in 1951.

Hicks Hollow Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 23, 2015, by Anonymous

Can you tell me what this bridge was used for before it was placed over Elk River, and what year it was placed over Elk River? Thank you, Diana Trivett

Hicks Hollow Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 23, 2015, by Pamela Dial (hotnanapam [at] att [dot] net)

Hi, could you come back and take some more pictures of the bridge, I believe it was updated last year.

Neuse River Bridge (North Carolina)
Posted February 16, 2015, by Zachary S

It looks like they either re-used or replicated the concrete balustrades from the old bridge on the new one, visible along the pedestrian lanes on street view.