Pier from original bridge
Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in July 2015
BH Photo #334043
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.
At the time it was built, the tallest in the country.