Western North Carolina Bridge Description

3rd Creek Bridge -- 2 miles west of Statesville

   "The viaduct has five arches -- one very large and four small ones; is 260 feet long, 60 feet high and 8 feet wide on top. It is strikingly grand and imposing, combining great strength with form sufficiently light and airy to give the whole grace and beauty. It is built of stone and brick, the abutments and pillars for some 25 feet up, are of stone; all above, except the stone capping, or road bed, is of hard burnt brick."