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Pisgah Covered Bridge

I discovered the Pisgah covered bridge during a drive home from Asheboro, NC in 2017. It wound up being the silver lining of an accidental decision to take country roads home instead of the highway. This may have resulted in spending an extra hour in the car, but it was scenic, and when I spotted the sign for the bridge, I had to pull over and investigate.

Pisgah covered bridge was built in 1911 to allow horses and carriages to cross the Little River. Eventually surpassed by more modern roadways, the bridge was designated a historical landmark in 1998. It later became the focus of a major preservation project in 2003 when a flood washed the bridge away. Fortunately, it was reconstructed with 90 percent of the original wood rescued from the river.

Today the bridge is still accessible from the road and visitor friendly. There are picnic tables, and a short trail that loops from one side of the bridge to the other.


8 Comments

  1. I love Pisgah. We have friends in Asheville that we visit a few times each year and we always end up going to the forest for a hike. I’ve not seen the covered bridge though. Rest assured it will be on our agenda next time! Loved these.

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  2. I love these kinds of places – if I lived in the States I would try to visit. (Although, random thought: it does remind me a little bit of that bridge the couple drives off at the start of Beetlejuice!)

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