ENO RIVER BRIDGE (1922)

ENO RIVER BRIDGE (1922)

street:
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1922
Charming bridge that presented a curving entrance and exit into and from downtown Hillsborough during the early-to-mid 20th century

 

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  • Tue, 06/16/2020 - 8:36pm by gary

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street:
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1922

 

(UNC - NC Postcards Collection)

Per the National Register Nomination:
 

"Constructed on the Exchange Park, just west of South Churton Street, the tee beam, reinforced concrete bridge is two lanes wide with concrete sidewalks on each side of the roadway. The bridge features flat-panel concrete parapet railings with concrete curbs and caps. On each end of the bridge, flanking the roadway, are cast-iron Ionic columns topped by globe lights. Plaques on each end of the bridge read, 'Eno River Bridge, Orange County, State Project No. 453, Built by North Carolina State Highway Commission, 1922.' Prior to the construction of the US70-Alternate and the South Churton Street Bridge in the 1964, this bridge was the primary entrance to downtown Hillsborough from the south."

This bridge replaced an earlier, wooden bridge in the ~same location.

Circa 1910 postcard (UNC - NC Postcards collection)

 

(UNC - NC Postcards collection)

08.13.2016 (G. Kueber)

The 1922 bridge served downtown Hillsborough until the extension of South Churton Street to I-85 in 1964. Now it is a more minimallly used connection to Exchange Park Lane.

 

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