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Pisgah Covered Bridge

Over 100 years old wooden covered bridge
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Address : 6925 Pisgah Covered Bridge Road, Pisgah (Asheboro), NC, United States     Google maps

This covered bridge was built in 1911. It was washed away by a flood on 2003 but rebuilt the next year. A lot of the original materials were retrieved by local volunteers and only about 10 percent of the material needed for the restoration was new.

There are only two original historic covered bridges left in North Carolina (the other one is the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge in Claremont).

But why was the bridge covered? There are several reasons why bridges may have been covered. One simple explanation for covered bridges is that the bridge lasts longer when the wood is protected from rain and sun. Another reason may have been that it helps getting cattle over the bridge. A covered bridge could also provide shelter for travelers.

These days one very important reason would be that a wooden bridge may become too slippery for motorcycles when wet :-)

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Published :  25/06/2015 (d/m/y) 04:38

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