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Inventory Number: NC/33-14-01x / NC-18-02x
County: Caldwell County / Catawba County
Township:
Town/Village: Hickory
Bridge Name: Horseford
Crosses: Catawba River
Truss type:
Spans: 8 or more
Length:
Roadway Width:
Built: 1849-1852
Builder: Andrew L. Ramsour
When Lost: 1916
Cause: Flood
Latitude: N35 46.13
Longitude: W081 21.74
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Directions: Northwest of Hickory.

Horseford Bridge, Catawba County, NC Built 1849-1852 Flood 1916
Catawba County Historical Association Archives (www.catawbahistory.org)


Horseford Bridge, Catawba County, NC Built 1849-1852 Flood 1916
Catawba County Historical Association Archives (www.catawbahistory.org)

Comments:
The Horseford Covered Bridge was built in 1849 as a toll bridge. The company wanted to draw mountain farmers and their livestock to trade in Hickory, Newton, Lincolnton and Dallas. The bridge opened in 1852 and was a privately-owned toll bridge for the next 50 years. The bridge was washed away in the great flood of 1916. The covered bridge was replaced with an open span made of metal and concrete.
Source:
Catawba County Historical Association

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