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Broad River Bridge


I tried to at least get a decent screenshot of the street view, before that is gone, too.

Photo taken by Jimmy Walters


BH Photo #486241


Street View 


Lost through truss bridge that as of 9/18/2013, was demolished and in the process of being replaced with a newer structure.

"No builder's plaque or plans record the name of the manufacturer of this bridge or its date of construction. The state's bridge maintenance records note that unspecified change were made to it in 1959 and list that as its erection date. The bridge is clearly older and probably dates to about 1920. There is no indication, documentary or physical, that the bridge has ever been relocated or significantly altered."-NCDOT


Lost through truss bridge over Broad River on NC 2797
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1920
Riveted, 5-panel, Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.51083, -82.25528   (decimal degrees)
35°30'39" N, 82°15'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/386167/3930419 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Black Mountain
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
Inventory numbers
NC 210655 (North Carolina bridge number)
BH 23228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2020: New photo from Jimmy Walters
  • August 9, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Edit description-changed build date
  • September 18, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Changed "Status" and "Overview. Added "Year Lost" and "Description"
  • March 11, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Street View


  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jimmy Walters


Broad River Bridge
Posted September 18, 2013, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sadly, I didn't make it in time to get a good pic of this bridge before they demolished it. I had no idea they were constructing a new one until I was already there. I took a picture of the construction, but didn't want to use it as the main picture for this bridge.