Bridges get us from one place to the next, when usually, we wouldn’t have that option. From the mountains to the beach, they allow us to adventure and explore uncharted territory. While some bridges are pretty normal, some really standout and are simply gorgeous. Here are 11 found in North Carolina.
1. Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, Claremont
Built in 1894, Bunker Hill is one of the last remaining covered bridges in North Carolina. You can find it over Lyles Creek.
2. Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge
Drive above water on the newest, longest, and widest bridge above the Croatan Sound.
3. Pisgah Covered Bridge
The Pisgah Covered Bridge stands over the Little River in Randolph County.
4. Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
Everyone has their own opinion about this vertical-lift bridge, but I think it really brings the coastal essence in.
5. Mile High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather Mountain
Walking across the Mile High Swinging Bridge is an NC right of passage!
6. Outer Banks Scenic Byway
While not just one bridge, the scenic byway has you floating between the intracoastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
7. Old Salem Heritage Bridge, Winston-Salem
The third covered bridge in North Carolina is the Old Salem Heritage Bridge. The quaint, back-in-time location is quite fitting for this beautiful, and popular covered bridge.
8. Reedy Creek Pedestrian Bridge, Raleigh
This bridge is beautifully illuminated at night and links the North Carolina Museum of Art Park to the Capital Area Greenway System.
9. Greene Street Bridge, Greenville
This pedestrian bridge takes you over the Tar River.
10. Cheoah River Footbridge, Graham County
This skinny suspension bridge will take you above and across rushing water.
11. Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway
Not technically a 'bridge' the Linn Cove Viaduct dangles you over the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains for some breathtaking scenery.