North Carolina Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed North Carolina bridges: 806
  • Bridges with photos: 624 (77.4%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 441 (54.7%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 804 (99.8%)

  • Total photos: 9,922

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 628 (77.9% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 509 (81.1% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 375 (59.7% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 626 (99.7% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 127 (15.8% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 67 (52.8% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 127 (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. Cedar Creek CSX Transportaion Bridge (Franklin County, built 1839, open to traffic)
  4. Leaksville Covered Bridge 33-79-04x (Rockingham County, built 1852, collapsed)
  5. North Carolina Railroad - Haw River Bridge (Alamance County, built 1855, replaced by new bridge)
  6. NS - Bostian Bridge (Iredell County, built 1857, open to traffic)
  7. Madison Covered Bridge 33-79-02x (Rockingham County, built 1870, replaced by new bridge)
  8. Elkin Covered Bridge (Yadkin County, built 1873, replaced by new bridge)
  9. West Fork Pigeon River Bridge (Haywood County, built 1891, open to traffic)
  10. ACL - Contentnea Creek Bridge (Pitt County, built 1894, replaced by new bridge)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

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

By Design

  • Arch: 84 (10.4%)
    • Deck arch: 81 (10.0%)
      • Brick arch: 3 (0.4%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 31 (3.8%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 5 (0.6%)
      • Stone arch: 2 (0.2%)
    • Through arch: 3 (0.4%)
      • Steel through arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Timber through arch: 2 (0.2%)

  • Beam: 215 (26.7%)
    • Stringer: 134 (16.6%)
      • Concrete stringer: 4 (0.5%)
      • Steel stringer: 87 (10.8%)
      • Timber stringer: 40 (5.0%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 76 (9.4%)

  • Culvert: 10 (1.2%)
    • Concrete culvert: 9 (1.1%)

  • Ferry: 2 (0.2%)

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

  • Rigid frame: 19 (2.4%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 19 (2.4%)

  • Girder: 164 (20.3%)
    • Deck girder: 125 (15.5%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 1 (0.1%)
      • Deck plate girder: 121 (15.0%)
    • Pony/through girder: 36 (4.5%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 5 (0.6%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 31 (3.8%)

  • Other: 7 (0.9%)

  • Slab: 21 (2.6%)

  • Suspension: 28 (3.5%)
    • Wire suspension: 27 (3.3%)

  • Truss: 184 (22.8%)
    • Deck truss: 25 (3.1%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 5 (0.6%)
      • Warren deck truss: 9 (1.1%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 6 (0.7%)
    • Modern truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Modern pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
    • Pony truss: 38 (4.7%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Other pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 13 (1.6%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren pony truss: 11 (1.4%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
    • Through truss: 114 (14.1%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Camelback through truss: 8 (1.0%)
      • Haupt through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Lattice through truss: 5 (0.6%)
        • Town lattice truss: 3 (0.4%)
      • Parker through truss: 11 (1.4%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 5 (0.6%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 9 (1.1%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 1 (0.1%)
      • Pratt through truss: 29 (3.6%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Warren through truss: 28 (3.5%)
        • Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.2%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 11 (1.4%)

    • Tunnel: 39 (4.8%)

    • Unknown: 32 (4.0%)