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Gleaves Road Bridge

Gleaves Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 21, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Gleaves Road (VA-619) Over Cripple Creek
Location
Rural: Wythe County, Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1948
Main Span Length
128 Feet (39 Meters)
Structure Length
147 Feet (45 Meters)
Roadway Width
12 Feet (3.66 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
19677

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Bridge Documentation

Located on a former Norfolk and Western railroad line, the railroad and rare Phoenix Column bridge was converted to a highway bridge. During the field visit to this bridge, local residents apparently having a party, had decorated this bridge in generator-powered lights. This bridge was built at an unknown location ca. 1880s, relocated and installed at this location in 1903 as a railroad bridge since at this time what is today the road was a railroad line of Norfolk and Western. The bridge and railroad were abandoned in 1938, and were reopened as a highway bridge ca. 1948.

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This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Phoenix Columns

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
36.833750,-81.094180

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