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Randolph County was known as \"The Covered Bridge County,\" because it was home to over sixty covered bridges in the early 1900s. This amount was significantly more than other counties. By the 1980s, Randolph had two out of the four covered bridges left in the state. A new covered bridge was constructed over an artificial pond in Randolph County c.1986, but not in the traditional sense. The new bridge housed the first Covered Bridge Eatery and Pizza Parlor in North Carolina.
Randolph County stands on the threshold of losing its most prominent claim to fame. Two of the three covered bridges still standing in North Carolina are located in Randolph County and may deteriorate unless special efforts are made to restore and preserve them. The Pisgah Bridge is located 14 miles southwest of Asheboro off U.S. 220 and the Skeen's Mill bridge, which is the longer of the two, is located about six miles off of U.S. 64, nine miles west of Asheboro.