Bridges in North Carolina

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A complete list of bridges in North Carolina with pictures. Famous NC bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge is one of two covered bridges left in North Carolina, and is possibly the last wooden bridge in the United States with Haupt truss construction. It was built in 1895 by Andy L. Ramsour in Claremont, North Carolina, and crosses over Lyle creek. The bridge is a National Civil Engineering Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...more on Wikipedia

Cape Fear Memorial Bridg... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bridges in North Carolina
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The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is a steel vertical-lift bridge in North Carolina. It carries US 17 Business/US 76/US 421 across the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and New Hanover County. It also carried U.S. Route 74 until that designation was shifted to the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge. It is currently the highest bridge in North Carolina and features a lift span that can be raised 135 feet. The lift span is 408 feet long. ...more on Wikipedia

The Laurel Creek Gorge Bridge is a continuous steel Plate girder bridge that spans Laurel Creek on Interstate 26/U.S. Route 19/U.S. Route 23 between Asheville, North Carolina and Johnson City, Tennessee. It is the second tallest bridge in North Carolina at a height of 220 ft. Construction of the bridge was finished in 2002. Due to its proximity to the higher mountains and its elevation of over 3000', the highway in this area is subject to heavy snow and icing. The bridge also features a special de-icing system which sprays liquid onto the bridge deck during the winter when icing is detected. This section of Interstate 26 is a designated North Carolina Scenic Highway. There are excellent ...more on Wikipedia

Linn Cove Viaduct is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bridges in North Carolina
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Linn Cove Viaduct is a 1,243-foot concrete segmental bridge which snakes around the slopes of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. It was completed in 1987 at a cost of $10 million and was the last section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be finished. The viaduct was needed because of the damage that a traditional cut-and-fill road would have caused to Grandfather Mountain. The viaduct was designed by Figg and Muller Engineers, Inc. Construction began in 1979. It is 1,243 feet long and consists of 153 segments weighing 50 tons each. The bridge's segments were precast at an indoor facility at the south side of the parkway. After being transported to the bridge site, each section was lowered ...more on Wikipedia