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Pisgah Covered Bridge, Seagrove

#188 of 260 in Sightseeing in North Carolina
Bridge Tourist Spot
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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41 reviews
  • It is a little hard to find, and it does have a lot of graffiti on it, but it is worth the trip. There is a picnic table and a nice walking path with beautiful scenery. We spent a couple hours there w...  more »
  • If you use your cell phone for directions, may want to print out in advance as I lost cell service. Inside of bridge is covered in graffiti and it's making it's way to the outside now. Not much to the...  more »
  • 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 »
  • This is a great place to stop if you are in Uwharrie National Forest. There is easy access to the bridge and it also has a relaxing nature trail to follow. I see previous reviews about graffiti, but I didn't see any specifically. Probably because the inside of the bridge is now painted and they encourage you to write on the walls in chalk. This made it a lot more interesting for kids and teenagers.
  • My first time seeing something like this. So beautiful. Would definitely suggest to everyone to go see
  • My first time here and loved the motorcycle ride to get there with my neighbors and my love, Kathy. Just trying to reconnect with nature, history and taking time to live life.
  • 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.

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