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Hiltons Gap Bridge

Hiltons Gap Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Dave Michaels

Bridge Documented: April 25, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-58 and US-421 Over North Fork Holston River
Location
Rural: Scott County, Virginia: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Roanoke Iron and Bridge Works of Roanoke, Virginia

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
143 Feet (44 Meters)
Structure Length
248 Feet (76 Meters)
Roadway Width
23.3 Feet (7.1 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
16570

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

This bridge is an excellent example of a standard plan through truss in Virginia. The main span design is a Warren through truss. There is a stringer approach span at each end of the bridge. The beams of the truss are built-up and include battens and v-lacing. The truss span includes pole railings, while the approach spans have concrete fence railings. A plaque on the bridge mentions that the bridge was built with a 15 ton capacity.

US-58 used to be one of those rare two-digit US highways that was only in one state. Recent right-of-way changes at Cumberland Gap have resulted in US-58 actually now entering Tennessee for a short distance. This stretch of US-58 is a unique stretch of roadway, consisting of only two lanes and not much changed in 50 years. It also has very light traffic for a US highway.

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