The Longest Covered Bridge In North Carolina, At Ole Gilliam Mill Park, Is 140 Feet Long

North Carolina’s covered bridges are actually numerous, in spite of the fact that only two are credited with being the oldest and only remaining original bridges in the state. At last count, this link listed 65 covered bridges within the confines of the Tar Heel State. Additionally, the same link credits a bridge in a historic park as being the longest and measuring a whopping 140 feet in length. Let’s take a closer look:

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For more covered bridges to explore in North Carolina, check out the state’s oldest, Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, and the only other covered bridge billed as ‘original’ in the state: Pisgah Covered Bridge.

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