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Beaumont Street Bridge


Side view

Photo taken by Paul Miller

BH Photo #108028


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Beaumont Street in Asheville
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Open to pedestrians only
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.59547, -82.53779   (decimal degrees)
35°35'44" N, 82°32'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/360692/3940170 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 23226 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arch (12,522)
Buncombe County, North Carolina (33)
Deck arch (11,762)
Have street view (27,972)
North Carolina (998)
Open to pedestrians (4,443)
Stone arch (3,220)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2017: New photo from Michael Miller
  • April 13, 2014: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • March 11, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Street View
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Bob Morgan: added map marker
  • June 5, 2007: Posted photos from Paul Miller


  • Paul Miller
  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Beaumont Street Bridge
Posted October 30, 2017, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was here yesterday (10/29/17) and there are no trespassing signs all over the south side of the bridge.

Beaumont Street Bridge
Posted April 13, 2011, by Robyn Watkins (robyntw247 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge (also known to the locals as "Helen's Bridge" or Zealandia's Bridge) was built in 1909 as part of a driveway access to the Zealandia Castle located on the crest of Beaucatcher Mountain. Legend has it that a nearby home belonging to a woman named Helen caught on fire killing her only child...a little girl. The woman was so distraught over what happened that she hung herself on the bridge. The ghost of Helen has been spotted on-and off for a number of years.

The bridge had been in danger over the years of being torn down. When Beaucatcher's Cut (part of I-240) was being dig in 1976, the fear was that shockwaves from the blasts would cause the bridge to crumble. The bridge was shored up with scaffolding while work on the cut was done. The scaffolding remain in place until 1999 when preservationist worked on restoring the bridge for foot traffic.