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Thickety Bridge


Thickety Creek Road Bridge

Photo taken by Donald Lee Pardue in 2009

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


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BH Photo #482100


This is a one-lane through truss bridge that was bypassed in 2000.


Pratt through truss bridge over Little River on Thickety Creek Rd.
Montgomery County, North Carolina
Open to pedestrians only
Originally built pre-1920 on US 421 over the Yadkin River in Yadkin County; relocated here 1953
2 130' Pratt trusses
Length of largest span: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 286.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Orphan Bridge
Bridge #60
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.22353, -79.91401   (decimal degrees)
35°13'25" N, 79°54'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/598829/3898371 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NC 123060 (North Carolina bridge number)
Bridge #60
BH 81846 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Removed 1953 build date (really a relocation date) and added history and categories
  • September 21, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 14, 2019: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories "Cambria Steel Co.", "Illinois Steel Co.", "Riveted"
  • June 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Merged 1996 NBI; Noted that spans are relocated pinned Pratts from the old US421 Yadkin River Bridge
  • June 15, 2018: Updated by Jimmy: Added category "One-lane traffic"



Thicketty Bridge
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
Posted June 15, 2018, by Luke

Excellent find, Jimmy!