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Peter Guice Memorial Bridge


historical plate at I-26 rest stop

historical plate at I-26 rest stop

Photo taken by Andy Peters in July 2015


BH Photo #333478



This is the highest bridge in North Carolina, at about 235 feet tall.


Girder bridge over Green River on Interstate 26 and US 74 Westbound lanes
Henderson County, North Carolina
Open to traffic
Built 1968; rehabilitated 1997
Length of largest span: 327.1 ft.
Total length: 1,049.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Also called
Green River Bridge
I-26 Green River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.27389, -82.37389   (decimal degrees)
35°16'26" N, 82°22'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/375045/3904282 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cliffield Mountain
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
NC 890108 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 55022 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2015: New photo from Andy Peters
  • September 4, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • December 28, 2012: Added by Andy Peters

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  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
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Peter Guice Memorial Bridge
Posted September 4, 2013, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A few interesting facts:

These two bridges are the 3rd highest bridges carrying an interstate highway in the eastern US.

On April 3rd, 2012, A Hazmat truck caught fire. This fire closed both bridges and forcing the evacuation of residents in the area.

It was reported that the truck's contents were at least 51 percent sulfuric acid.

This did damage to the eastbound road deck, causing it to be shut down for several weeks for repair. Traffic heading eastbound on I-26 was forced to take US-25 south into South Carolina where they would then take SC-11 back to I-26.