Pisgah Covered Bridge, Seagrove

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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  • There are two covered bridges in North Carolina and this was the closest for us to visit. While it was worth the side trip, I had expected one that you could drive thru. Very interesting history.  more »
  • We took the grandkids here. They enjoyed the time there. Not so much for the walk back in time but that’s ok I enjoyed that part. Nice short level walking trail near and over the creek. There was ampl...  more »
  • There are 2 remaining Covered Bridges built in the 1800's and one covered bridges built before 1925. Pisgah Covered Bridge was built circa 1911. The bridge is intact as it was many years ago. Unfortun...  more »
  • This is a nice historical wooden bridge slightly set off the road. You can no longer drive through this, but you can park in the parking lot and walk through it. it's rather close to the Asheboro Zoo. There are some walking paths and another smaller uncovered Bridge nearby on the path from The Covered Bridge. Definitely a worthwhile trip for a Lazy Afternoon walk or a nice trip for a motorcycle ride. Bring a piece of chalk, because they do permit you to sign your name on the bridge, but only in washable chalk.
  • 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.
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  • We enjoyed this place so much more than we expected
  • My first time seeing something like this. So beautiful. Would definitely suggest to everyone to go see

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