Bunker Hill Bridge, Spanning Lyle Creek, bypassed section of Island Fo, Claremont, Catawba County, NC
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bypassed section of Island Fo, Claremont vicinity, NC
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NC-46
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N979).
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1921 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1978 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1994 subsequent work
Significance: The Bunker Hill Bridge is the only surviving historic covered bridge in North Carolina and the only surviving Haupt truss covered bridge in the United States. Though it never reached the mainstream of bridge building, the Haupt truss is of engineering interest as an innovative example of mid-nineteenth century bridge engineering, as well as for its associations with Gen. Herman Haupt, a prominent nineteenth century civil engineer who did pioneering work in the structural analysis of bridges.
Ramsour, Andrew Loretz
Catawba County Historical Association
Arnold M Graton Associates
North Carolina Department Of Transportation
Anderson, Aimee, Field Team
Bennett, Lola, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Anderson, Richard K., Delineator
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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