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Gleaves Road Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: May 21, 2017
Rural: Wythe County, Virginia: United States
Main Span Length
128.0 Feet (39 Meters)
147.0 Feet (44.8 Meters)
12 Feet (3.66 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
and 1 Approach Span(s)
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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.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Phoenix Columns
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