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Bridges Branch
Bridges Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary) is located in North Carolina
Bridges Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary)
Bridges Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary) is located in the United States
Bridges Branch (Crabtree Creek tributary)
Location of Bridges Branch mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Crabtree Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake
City Raleigh
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Bridges Branch and Pigeon House Branch
Raleigh, North Carolina near St. Augustines College
300 ft (91 m)
35°47′15″N 078°37′08″W / 35.78750°N 78.61889°W / 35.78750; -78.61889
River mouth Crabtree Creek
Raleigh, North Carolina
197 ft (60 m)
35°48′13″N 078°36′30″W / 35.80361°N 78.60833°W / 35.80361; -78.60833
Length 1.26 mi (2.03 km)
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Neuse River
Basin size 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges George Pup William Drive, Glascock Street, Barksdale Drive

Bridges Branch is a 1.26 mi (2.03 km) long tributary to Crabtree Creek in Wake County, North Carolina and is classed as a 1st order stream on the EPA waters geoviewer site.


Bridges Branch is the smallest named tributary to Crabtree Creek and rises in eastern Raleigh, North Carolina near St. Augustines College then flows northeast through Lions Park to meet Crabtree Creek just downstream of Pigeon House Branch. About 4% of the watershed is forested with the rest being developed.


Bridges Branch drains 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2) of Raleigh Gneiss geology. The watershed receives an average of 46.7 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 426.39.

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