Top Ranked North Carolina Bridges

NS - South Fork Catawba River Bridge (Gaston County, North Carolina)
Rated 100% with 2 votes
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over South Fork Catawba River on Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1918
West Fork Pigeon River Lower Bridge (Haywood County, North Carolina)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over West Fork Pigeon River on NC 215
Open to traffic
Built 1937
Beaumont Street Bridge (Buncombe County, North Carolina)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Stone arch bridge over Beaumont Street in Asheville
Open to pedestrians only
The Clinchfield Loops - A: Ridge Tunnel (Mitchell County, North Carolina)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Tunnel under Blue Ridge, Eastern Continental Divide on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
Built as part of the S & W's Altapass to Marion segment; rehabilitated 1958. The following tunnels are labeled beginning with "A" as the line descends the Blue Ridge.
SOU - Second Broad River Bridge (Rutherford County, North Carolina)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Abandoned bridge over Second Broad River on Abandoned Southern Railway
Derelict/abandoned
Core Creek Bridge (Carteret County, North Carolina)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Lost Swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on NC 101
Lost
Built 1935
The Old Red Bridge (Madison County, North Carolina)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Spring Creek on Pedestrian Trail (old Andrews Ave)
Open to pedestrians only
Built in 1910, rehabilitated for pedestrian use in 2000
PNRW - South Fork Catawba River Bridge (Gaston County, North Carolina)
Rated 95% with 3 votes
Warren deck truss bridge over South Fork Catawba River on Railroad
Open to traffic
Seven Island Bridge (Stokes County, North Carolina)
Rated 95% with 5 votes
Pratt through truss bridge
In storage. Resting on ground fully assembled.
Built 1905 in the Pine Hall area, moved to Danbury in 1926, closed to traffic in 1998, removed and placed in storage in 2005 with plans for it to be relocated and rehabilitated in Danbury's Moratock Park as a pedestrian bridge across the Dan River.
Kestler's Bridge (Iredell County, North Carolina)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Third Creek on Abandoned railroad
Closed to all traffic
Mebane Bridge (Rockingham County, North Carolina)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Dan River on Mebane Bridge Road
Closed to all traffic
Built 1924-25 by the Luten Bridge Co.
Lookout Shoals Bridge (Catawba County, North Carolina)
Rated 92% with 3 votes
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Catawba River on SR 1006
Bridge demolished 1986, no replacement built
Lost 5 span Pennsvylania Through Truss Bridge
Bynum Bridge (Chatham County, North Carolina)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Concrete tee beam bridge over Haw River in Bynum
Open to pedestrians
Built 1922.
Berry Hill Bridge (Rockingham County, North Carolina)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Dan River on Formerly NC-1761 & VA-880
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1914 by the Virginia Bridge Co.; replaced circa 1991
West Fork Pigeon River Bridge (Haywood County, North Carolina)
Rated 90% with 3 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over West Fork Pigeon River on NC 1112
Open to traffic
Built 1891
SOU - Deep River Bridge (Chatham County, North Carolina)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over Deep River
Abandoned
NS - Albemarle Sound Trestle (Washington County, North Carolina)
Rated 88% with 3 votes
Lost Warren through truss bascule bridge over Albemarle Sound on Norfolk Southern Railway
Removed
Built 1910 for the Suffolk & Carolina Railway, removed ca. 1987
CSX - Linwood Road Bridge (Davidson County, North Carolina)
Rated 87% with 3 votes
1959 Concrete deck arch over Linwood Rd on WSSRR/CSXTRR
Open to traffic
Mile High Swinging Bridge (Avery County, North Carolina)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Suspension bridge over chasm at Grandfather Mountain on pedestrian trail

Built 1952, Reconstructed 1999
Wayehutta Road Bridge (Jackson County, North Carolina)
Rated 86% with 3 votes
Lost (?) Parker through truss bridge over Tuckasegee River on Wayehutta Road (NC-1731)
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930; possibly rehabilitated 1965; replaced 2013
CSX - Hilton Drawbridge (New Hanover County, North Carolina)
Rated 85% with 4 votes
Warren through truss bridge over Northeast Cape Fear River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1971
WSS - Whitney Railroad Bridge (Stanly County, North Carolina)
Rated 85% with 5 votes
Warren through truss bridge over Yadkin River (Badin Lake) on Winston-Salem Southbound Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1910 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co.
Jackson Creek Road Bridge (Randolph County, North Carolina)
Rated 84% with 3 votes
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Uwharrie River on Formerly Jackson Creek Road (NC 1314)
Abandoned but still intact as of 6/09
Old High Shoals Bridge (Gaston County, North Carolina)
Rated 81% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over South Fork Catawba River on Closed (Formerly US-321)
Closed to all traffic
Built 1931, Replaced & abandoned 1983
Vance Tunnel (Mitchell County, North Carolina)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Tunnel under Vance Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)

Vance Tunnel is the 37th tunnel on the historic Clinchfield Railroad, linking the Ohio River Valley to the Atlantic coast flatlands
Alligator River Bridge (Tyrrell County, North Carolina)
Rated 80% with 3 votes
Swing bridge over Alligator River on US 64
Open to traffic
Built 1960
CSX - Haw River Bridge (Chatham County, North Carolina)
Rated 79% with 2 votes
Deck plate girder bridge over Haw River on Railroad
Open to traffic
NS - Gregson Street Guillotine (Durham County, North Carolina)
Rated 79% with 4 votes
Steel stringer bridge over NC-1327 (Gregson Street) on Southern Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1940
Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina 181 Bridge (Avery County, North Carolina)
Rated 78% with 4 votes
Skewed concrete deck arch bridge over Blue Ridge Parkway on State Highway 181
Open to traffic
Built 1935
'S' Bridge (Perquimans County, North Carolina)
Rated 78% with 2 votes
Swing bridge over Perquimans River on Business US 17 in Hertford
Open to traffic
Built 1929
Sellar Mill Road Bridge (Alamance County, North Carolina)
Rated 76% with 6 votes
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Haw River (West Channel) on Sellar Mill Road
Abandoned
The Warren pony truss span was relocated here from elsewhere.
Hamby Creek Bridge (Davidson County, North Carolina)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Hamby Creek on 9941 at the I-85 Rest Area
Open to traffic
Built 1906 by the Roanoke Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1983
East Fork Pigeon River Bridge (Haywood County, North Carolina)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Pratt pony truss bridge over East Fork of Pigeon River on Hungry Creek Rd (NC 1890)
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1977
NS - New Hope Creek Bridge (Orange County, North Carolina)
Rated 75% with 3 votes
Pratt deck truss bridge over New Hope creek on Coal train to Chapel Hill power plant
Sole traffic is a regular, slow moving coal train. Typically engine and 5-7 hopper cars
University RR line completed in 1882. No dates found on bridge yet
Caswell Branch Bridge (Craven County, North Carolina)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Caswell Branch on Beaman Road (NC 1420) in New Bern
Open to traffic
Built 1909
GSM - Tuckasegee River Bridge (Bryson City) (Swain County, North Carolina)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Warren through truss bridge over Tuckasegee River on Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Open to traffic
CSX - Mount Holly Bridge (Gaston County, North Carolina)
Rated 72% with 2 votes
Truss bridge over Catawba River on former SAL Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1916
McCoy Bridge (Macon County, North Carolina)
Rated 71% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Little Tennessee River on NC 1456
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1915, truss span possibly relocated here in the 1940s and rehabilitated in 1960.