North Carolina's Historic Bridges
North Carolina is home to more than 200 historic bridges
spanning a wide range of materials and types, from timber
stringer to metal truss to concrete arch. They were identified
as part of the North Carolina Historic Bridge Inventory
project, which surveyed more than 5,000 bridges on the
state’s highway system erected from the 1890s to 1961.
The inventory was a cooperative, interagency effort of the
NCDOT, the North Carolina Division of the Federal Highway
Administration, and the North Carolina State Historic
Preservation Office. These agencies have joined again to
further open the state’s historic bridges—from highly
visible swinging spans near the coast to tee beams
straddling narrow streams and gorges in the piedmont and
mountains—to the public eye. Welcome to the North Carolina
Historic Bridges website.
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