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Thicketty Bridge

Map 

Description 

This is a one-lane through truss bridge that was bypassed either in the late 90's, or early 2000's.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little River on Thicketty Creek Rd.
Location
Montgomery County, North Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built here 1953
Design
2 130' Pratt trusses
Dimensions
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 

  • 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"

Comments 

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!