The Mannon C. Gore Bridge, Sunset Beach, North Carolina is the only bridge that connects the main land to the island. This bridge replaced the pontoon swing bridge that was in place from 1958-2010.
The Linn Cove Viaduct hugs the face of Grandfather Mountain and is recognized internationally as an engineering marvel. It is a 1,243 feet long, concrete segmental bridge which snakes around Grandfather Mountain in western North Carolina.
A walking bridge over frozen water in North Carolina
A red, wooden bridge adds beauty to the Japanese Gardens at Duke Gardens, near Raleigh, North Carolina
A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof, decking, and siding, which in most covered bridges create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather.
Here are a couple of covered bridges in North Carolina.
Most bridges are made of steel or stones, but here is a bridge in rural North Carolina made of wood
A view of the Neuse River Bridge from the Alfred A Cunningham Bridge, a drawbridge in New Bern, North Carolina..
The Neuse River Bridge, one of the largest public works projects in North Carolina, provided a complex yet functional bypass at the historic town of New Bern.
This footbridge at the Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla Park was built c.1925. Corolla is a small town on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, between Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
A baby, black snake slides through the rocks near our home in North Carolina
A “zonkey” is a hybrid cross produced by mating a zebra and a donkey. Zonkeys are not a true species because they have an odd number of chromosomes and cannot reproduce. While zonkeys are rare, they are bred in a number of zoos and specialized farms around the world.
Here is a zonkey at Catawba Farms in Newton, North Carolina. It doesn’t seem to look either like a donkey or a zebra!
A goat at Catawba Farms in Newton, North Carolina sports a fancy beard
Colorful farm equipment in rural Alexander County in North Carolina
A dwelling in rural Alexander County, North Carolina looks abandoned
A tree leaning into the Catawba River, North Carolina appears to be too thirsty!
Colorful Azaleas blooming in North Carolina
Sunset at a farm in rural North Carolina
Roads, including the Linn Cove Viaduct, built along the mountains for traveling on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
The Mile High Swinging Bridge, America’s highest suspension footbridge, was built to give visitors easy access to the breathtaking view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak in North Carolina. The 228-foot suspension bridge spans an 80-foot chasm at more than one mile in elevation.
The most scenic of still-water bodies on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Price Lake is a must-see if you are traveling the Parkway through North Carolina. It is situated with a view across the lake of Grandfather Mountain’s Galloway Peak.
A glimpse of the natural beauty of North Carolina