Deep River Camelback Truss Bridge, Gulf/Cumnock, NC
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N 35° 34.254 W 079° 14.478
17S E 659369 N 3937779
Truss bridge (circa 1910) over Deep River, near between Gulf and Cumnock, NC.
Waymark Code: WM1MN9
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 06/03/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 260

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.

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Street address:
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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