Abandoned Tar River Bridge - Spring Hope

Quietly hidden from the modern US 64 Freeway or the two lane highway that runs through Spring Hope sits an old alignment of US 64 and the bridge that carried the road over the Tar River.  The bridge is a Camelback Truss with concrete slab approach that seemed to be the common design of early North Carolina steel truss bridges.  A builders plate was not located during this expedition so the age of this bridge is unknown at this time.   The Bridge is blocked off by dirt fill but it is very easy to climb over and explore.

Photos taken by post author - September 2003


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