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Mariposa Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #127963

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Leepers Creek on NC 1412
Location
Lincoln County, North Carolina
Status
Bypassed by new bridge and preserved in place
History
Built 1912 by the Owego Bridge Co.; bypassed 1984
Builder
- Owego Bridge Co. of Owego, New York
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.41588, -81.06103   (decimal degrees)
35°24'57" N, 81°03'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/494459/3919165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lowesville
Inventory number
BH 38112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2013: New photos from steve wyatt
  • September 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added common name
  • November 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Updated Coordinates.
  • March 19, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath
  • November 17, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • November 15, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER NC-26 - North Carolina Route 1412 Bridge, Spanning Leepers Creek
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Panoramio Bridge Photo
  • Luke
  • steve wyatt

Comments 

Leepers Creek Bridge
Posted March 19, 2009, by Matthew Ridpath

This bridge still exists, actually. It is a rare case of a historic bridge in North Carolina being preserved. It is called the Mariposa Bridge and is apart of a mill village. http://www.lincolncountyhistory.com/newsletter/0805/0805%20L.... The new bridge follows a routing that is some ways away from the historic bridge.