Covered Bridges

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.

Covered Bridge in Hart Park
Covered Bridge to a Winery

A Bridge from a Bridge – New Bern

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.

A Bridge from a Bridge New Bern

What is a Zonkey?

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!

Zonkey

Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge

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.

Grandfather Mountain Swinging Bridge