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Blenheim Road Bridge

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Blenheim Road Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2010

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BH Photo #168445

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Hardware River on Blenheim Road
Location
Albemarle County, Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1907
Builder
- Roanoke Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia (Assumed based on style)
Design
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.87167, -78.49833   (decimal degrees)
37°52'18" N, 78°29'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/720039/4194526 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scottsville
Inventory numbers
VA 857 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33545 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
178

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2017: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • May 22, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished and replacement under construction based on field visit May 2017
  • November 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Updated design info.
  • June 25, 2010: New photos from C Hanchey

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Comments 

Blenheim Road Bridge
Posted May 22, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This rare taper vertical pony truss has been reduced to scrap metal.