North Carolina Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed North Carolina bridges: 957
  • Bridges with photos: 689 (72.0%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 497 (51.9%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 954 (99.7%)

  • Total photos: 10,202

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 724 (75.7% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 545 (75.3% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 427 (59.0% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 721 (99.6% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 178 (18.6% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 87 (48.9% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 178 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Yadkin River Bridge (Rowan County, built 1819, replaced by new bridge)
  2. Clarendon Bridge 33-26-01#2x (Cumberland County, built 1820, destroyed by fire)
  3. CSX - Cedar Creek Bridge (Franklin County, built 1839, open to traffic)
  4. Rozzell's Ferry Bridge (First) (Mecklenburg County, built 1849, destroyed by fire)
  5. Leaksville Covered Bridge 33-79-04x (Rockingham County, built 1852, collapsed)
  6. North Carolina Railroad - Haw River Bridge (Alamance County, built 1855, replaced by new bridge)
  7. NS - Bostian Bridge (Iredell County, built 1857, open to traffic)
  8. SOU - Hunting Creek Stone Bridge (Burke County, built 1860, abandoned)
  9. Settles Bridge (Rockingham County, built 1870, lost)
  10. Madison Covered Bridge 33-79-02x (Rockingham County, built 1870, replaced by new bridge)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

  1. CSX - Cedar Creek Bridge (Franklin County, built 1839, open to traffic)
  2. NS - Bostian Bridge (Iredell County, built 1857, open to traffic)
  3. SOU - Hunting Creek Stone Bridge (Burke County, built 1860, abandoned)
  4. West Fork Pigeon River Bridge (Haywood County, built 1891, open to traffic)
  5. Bunker Hill Covered Bridge 33-18-01 (Catawba County, built 1895, open to pedestrians)
  6. YVRR - Elkin Creek Bridge (Surry County, built 1899, open to traffic)
  7. GSM - Tuckasegee River Bridge (Ela) (Swain County, built 1900, open to traffic)
  8. Roaring River Yadkin Valley Railroad Bridge (Wilkes County, built 1900, open to traffic)
  9. NW - 3rd Street Bridge (Forsyth County, built 1901, closed to all traffic)
  10. Sutton Road Railroad Overpass (W) (Edgecombe County, built 1901, open to traffic)

By Design

  • Arch: 93 (9.7%)
    • Deck arch: 89 (9.3%)
      • Brick arch: 3 (0.3%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 35 (3.7%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 6 (0.6%)
      • Steel arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Stone arch: 3 (0.3%)
    • Through arch: 4 (0.4%)
      • Steel through arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Timber through arch: 3 (0.3%)

  • Beam: 269 (28.1%)
    • Stringer: 174 (18.2%)
      • Concrete stringer: 9 (0.9%)
      • Steel stringer: 116 (12.1%)
      • Timber stringer: 45 (4.7%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 89 (9.3%)

  • Culvert: 12 (1.3%)
    • Concrete culvert: 10 (1.0%)

  • Ferry: 2 (0.2%)

  • Floating: 1 (0.1%)
    • Pontoon: 1 (0.1%)

  • Rigid frame: 19 (2.0%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 19 (2.0%)

  • Girder: 178 (18.6%)
    • Deck girder: 133 (13.9%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 5 (0.5%)
      • Deck plate girder: 125 (13.1%)
    • Pony/through girder: 37 (3.9%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 5 (0.5%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 32 (3.3%)

  • Other: 9 (0.9%)

  • Slab: 20 (2.1%)

  • Suspension: 29 (3.0%)
    • Wire suspension: 27 (2.8%)

  • Truss: 228 (23.8%)
    • Deck truss: 27 (2.8%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Warren deck truss: 10 (1.0%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.2%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 6 (0.6%)
    • Half-through truss: 1 (0.1%)
    • Modern truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Modern pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
    • Pony truss: 54 (5.6%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Other pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals: 1 (0.1%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 14 (1.5%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren pony truss: 11 (1.1%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
    • Through truss: 141 (14.7%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Camelback through truss: 10 (1.0%)
      • Haupt through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Lattice through truss: 7 (0.7%)
        • Town lattice truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Parker through truss: 10 (1.0%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 6 (0.6%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 8 (0.8%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 1 (0.1%)
      • Pratt through truss: 37 (3.9%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Warren through truss: 34 (3.6%)
        • Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.2%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 17 (1.8%)

    • Tunnel: 46 (4.8%)

    • Unknown: 51 (5.3%)