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Plank Roads
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The original idea for wooden Plank Roads came from Russia to Canada in the 1830’s and became, for a short time, a popular method of road construction spreading, in the 1840’s, to the US. Some disappeared, others are now just trails, many became paved roads but in many cases the name stuck and you can still find signs to indicate that the road was once a "Plank Road"
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SESE106.1 km

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Plank RoadsBoydton and Petersburg Plank Road

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A Virginia State Historic Marker commemorates the Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road, which was located near the marker. The plank road was built between 1851 and 1853, but by 1860 most of the road was declared unsafe. It had received too much use and was built of poorly suited timber.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/2/2006

last visited: 7/1/2016

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Plank RoadsBoydton and Petersburg Plank Road - "A Timbered Turnpike"

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Historic signage and a reproduction of the old Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road are at this location.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/4/2006

last visited: 4/14/2017

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Plank RoadsJacksontown Road Bridge

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Plank bridge

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/19/2005

last visited: 10/18/2009

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