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Pisgah Covered Bridge, Seagrove
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Pisgah Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that spans the west fork of the Little River in Randolph County, North Carolina. It is one of two remaining original historic covered bridges in the state, (the other being the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge in Claremont, North Carolina) and is designated as both a local and federal historic landmark.HistoryThe bridge was built in 1911 by J. J. Welch at a cost of $40. It is a one-lane bridge, 54 feet in length. The bridge eventually became obsolete when it could no longer handle the increased traffic, but it remains as a tourist attraction located at 6925 Pisgah Covered Bridge Road, west of the community of Pisgah. The road now crosses a nearby two-lane concrete bridge built in the 1950s.PreservationSince 1998, the North Carolina Zoo Society has collaborated with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Piedmont Land Conservancy, and the Landtrust for Central North Carolina to maintain and refurbish the bridge. The bridge was washed away by a flood on August 9, 2003, but was rebuilt the next year using much of the original materials that were retrieved by local area volunteers. The restoration was able to salvage about 90 percent of the materials from the original structure. The bridge is assumed originally to have had a shingle roof; however, it was replaced with tin in the 1930s. In the restoration, the roof was shingled.There is now a gate on the road leading to the bridge, however, it is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.
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TripAdvisor
  • USA is full of covered bridges in relatively convenient spots from the new roads and one should treat themselves to see how practical this type of bridges were back in days of horse , buggy , Model T'...  more »
  • We to take some family pictures. Had fun walking the trail, climbing on large rocks, and some stepping in the water. 
  • Beautiful covered bridge from yesterday year and is 1 of 2 left in NC. Must visit. Great photo opps especially for leaf color. Has a well marked short loop hiking trail and picnic tables. Lots of rock...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit . One of two covered bridges left in North Carolina. Yeah the graffiti crowds have been at the interior, but overlook that and imagine what it must have been like when this bridge was in daily use.
  • Quiet and calming place to visit. It's a shame there is so much graffiti on this old historical bridge.
  • Nice and Quaint, a couple trails, some sweet hanging spots, and a wonderful tradition of chalk graffiti within the bridge
  • Aside from the graffiti, this is a very nice piece of history.
  • Was there @ 9 month ago. Very interesting site. Beautiful bridge and clean picnic tables. Trail was neat and pretty but short. Too bad the bridge is only a rest area type place now. Doesn't look it but, feels like it is a little neglected. Feels like it is a place neighborhood teens might hang out at when they would want to be alone. I would go again.