The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

County's Historic Bridges Reside In Forest


Davidson River Bridge on Highway 64.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation website lists four historic bridges in Transylvania County. All four are located on a short stretch of Highway 276 in the Pisgah National Forest.

They were built in 1935 by the State Highway Commission along with the U.S. Forest Service in an effort to increase automobile tourism and recreation in western North Carolina. Construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway was occurring at the same time. Improvement of Highway 276 from Brevard through the Pisgah National Forest would provide access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. These projects were part...

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