05/21/11 29 W, 6 I - + 6 - 6 Mystery Bridge, Revealed


Somewhere in Raleigh. Short in height and length. Concrete over wooden beams! How old does that make the thing? To be determined. Click to enlarge:
 







This is NOT the bridge on Fayetteville Road at Wilmington Street, by the old water plant. Think that bridge is gone, though the concrete base is there there.
Legeros - 05/20/11 - 07:07

Carolina Pines at Granite Street?
pearce - 05/20/11 - 12:06

Looks similar to the Falls of Neuse Road bridge!
Falling In - 05/21/11 - 10:53

We have a winner! That’s indeed just about across the street from Station 2. Added a 1959 map excerpt above. The bridge isn’t but ten feet or less off the ground, so it must’ve covered a shallow stream that emptied from the lake shown on the map. Back then, Carolina Pines Avenue aligned with Parkland Road on the other side of South Saunders Street. Wonder when Parkland was closed, and did have anything to do with the opening of Station 2 in 1969 and the maintenance shop connected to the back, and that was accessed from Parkland? Notice also a street called Orphanage Street. Yet another orphanage there, presumably?
Legeros - 05/21/11 - 16:55



  
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