Restoration of Old Steel Bridge in McCaysville

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In 2021, The Old Steel Bridge reached 100 years since being built. It’s argued that the bridge’s original construction date was 1911, others say 1936. Regardless, the bridge is an antique still standing!

Over the years, McCaysville officials monitored the deteriorating state of the bridge. With significant decay of the original wood underneath the asphalt, the final verdict led to the decision to repair several parts of the bridge. Some of the adjustments include lifting the old decking, incorporating pressure-treated lumber, and pedestrian sidewalks — amounting to about two months’ worth of repairs.