Zealandia Bridge, aka Helen’s Bridge, was built in 1909 as a carriageway for the Zealandia Estate. It was mentioned in a passage of Thomas Wolf’s “Look Homeward, Angel,” as the novelist used to frequently walk under the bridge. Its ghost, Helen, is believed to have been a woman who lived nearby with her daughter. When her daughter died in a fire, Helen hanged herself from the bridge.
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- College St
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- 35.59543219828985, -82.53810994327068
- Buncombe County, North Carolina
- Nearest Towns:
- Asheville, NC (1.0 mi.)
Woodfin, NC (3.6 mi.)
Biltmore Forest, NC (4.3 mi.)
Weaverville, NC (7.1 mi.)
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Swannanoa, NC (7.8 mi.)
Royal Pines, NC (8.4 mi.)
Avery Creek, NC (9.5 mi.)
Fairview, NC (9.8 mi.)
Hoopers Creek, NC (11.5 mi.)
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