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Iron Bridge

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Iron Bridge

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BH Photo #341333

Map 

Description 

About ten miles down river from this bridge is where the filming sites of the movie "Deliverance" begin.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Chattooga River on FDR 1178 (Bull Pen Road)
Location
Macon County, North Carolina, and Jackson County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1934
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.7 ft.
Total length: 81.7 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Also called
Chattooga River Bridge
Bull Pen Bridge
Ammons Branch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.01597, -83.12639   (decimal degrees)
35°00'58" N, 83°07'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/305985/3876880 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Highlands
Inventory number
BH 23288 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 11.4 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Jackson County, N.C.; adds "Iron Bridge" name
  • November 7, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Fixed map and noted that FDR 1178 is also called Bull Pen Road

Sources 

  • Don Morrison
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com