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Chincoteague Channel Drawbridge (Old)

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Photo taken by Leonard J. DeFrancisci

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Overview
Swing bridge over Chincoteague Channel on VA 175
Location
Chincoteague, Accomack County, Virginia
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1940
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss swing span.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.1 ft.
Total length: 502.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.93494, -75.37865   (decimal degrees)
37°56'06" N, 75°22'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/466725/4198663 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chincoteague West
Inventory numbers
VA 354 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33543 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
6,836

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • December 10, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • June 13, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 11, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Bridge is doomed; UCEB is open to traffic.

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