One Of The Highest Bridges In The Whole Country Is Right Here In North Carolina
By Carolyn Harmon|Published June 26, 2023
Under Brown Mountain Lights the Beast of Blandenboro wanders this magical land where lighthouses shine on kingdoms only accessible by ferries. A Lost Colony of legends and pirates revealed in historical sites and majestic mountains with views that make us weep. The home of handmade sculptures and scrumptious cuisine. North Carolina leaves this long-time writer and artist breathless with endless surprises, including the unlikely warmth a winter walk on the beach can bring.
Do you know where you can find one of the highest bridges in North Carolina? At 225 feet tall, Peter Guice Memorial Bridge is the third-highest bridge carrying an interstate highway in the Eastern U.S. The bridge is named after Guice, who after seeing a dreadful need bravely built the first bridge over the Green River Gorge around 1820 made of wood. It was eventually replaced by Guice’s son. When the current bridge was built in 1972, owned by the NC Department of Transportation, it was the tallest bridge in North Carolina.