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Horse Ford Covered Bridge

Photos 

Horse Ford Covered bridge

Photo courtesy of the Catawba County Historical Association Archives

BH Photo #537789

Description 

This bridge was originally a toll bridge.

Some of this information from lostbridges.org

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Catawba River on Abandoned Roadway now inundated
Location
Northlakes, Caldwell County, North Carolina, and Catawba County, North Carolina
Status
Inundated .. Site is entirely lost under the waters of Lake Hickory
History
Built in 1849-52; Lost in flood in 1916 and replaced by an open span steel bridge, now inundated.
Builder
- Andrew L. Ramsour of Hickory, North Carolina
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.76755, -81.36234   (decimal degrees)
35°46'03" N, 81°21'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/467247/3958226 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 99727 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

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Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com