Oldest Metal Bridge in Virginia - Elliston, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 37° 14.335 W 080° 13.467
17S E 568789 N 4121658
Quick Description: Oldest Metal Bridge in Virginia is the Roaring Run Bridge which is located in the I-81 northbound rest area in the Ironto Rest Stop in Elliston, VA.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/11/2016 12:13:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMQP4B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

Oldest Metal Bridge in Virginia is classified as a bowstring pony truss bridge. It's now a pedestrian only bridge that spans a small ditch on a walkway at the I-81 rest area. It was built by the King Bridge Co. in 1878 and spanned Roaring Creek in Bedford County VA. It was closed in 1971 and relocated to its present location. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 2, 2013.

A sign posted by the bridge is inscribed:

BOW STRING
ARCH TRUSS

THIS STRUCTURE WAS BUILT
IN 1878 BY KING IRON
AND BRIDGE CO. IN BEDFORD
COUNTY. IT REMAINED IN
USE UNTIL 1971. IT IS THE
OLDEST METAL BRIDGE
IN VIRGINIA

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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