Deep River Camelback Truss Bridge, Gulf/Cumnock, NC
Posted by: PFF
N 35° 34.254 W 079° 14.478
17S E 659369 N 3937779
Quick Description: Truss bridge (circa 1910) over Deep River, near between Gulf and Cumnock, NC.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2007 4:10:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM1MN9
This pin-connected, 8-panel Camelback Pratt through-truss structure once carried highway traffic over the Deep River, at the Chatham-Moore County line. The highway has been re-routed, and this bridge is now open to pedestrian traffic, only. It is several hundred feet in length.
The GPS coordinates are for the parking area on the north side of the bridge. To reach from US-421 at the Deep River, go southeast and take a left onto Cumnock Road. Follow the road to the county line. As you cross the river on the new bridge, look to your left for a view of the truss bridge. Continue 0.1 mile north to an intersection with Everett Dowdy Road, and the park entrance, on your left.
This has been a popular site for placing geocaches, so check for the latest updates.
Cumnock Road (SR2153) at Everett Dowdy Road.
County / Borough / Parish: Chatham
Year listed: 1995
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Historic function: Transportation (Road)
Current function: Pedestrian Related
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Privately owned?: Not Listed
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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