Rating:
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McPherson's Ford Bridge

Photos 

Cowpasture River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2008

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BH Photo #134151

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cowpasture River on Route 633 (McKinney Hollow Rd)
Location
Alleghany County, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1896; Rehabilitated in 1948, bypassed and preserved 2013
Builder
- Nelson & Buchanan Co. of Chambersburg & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.0 ft.
Total length: 317.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Cowpasture River Bridge
McKinney's Hollow Bridge
Cowpasture River Truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.79204, -79.75917   (decimal degrees)
37°47'31" N, 79°45'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/609250/4183467 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clifton Forge
Inventory numbers
VA 1149 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33555 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
320

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 27, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is listed as the McPherson's Ford Bridge by HAER
  • June 21, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: bridge is known as the McKinney’s Hollow Bridge
  • June 15, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: year built, according to the plaque picture
  • June 12, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • February 25, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

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Comments 

McPherson's Ford Bridge
Posted January 2, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

According to the project website, http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/staunton/alleghany_count... this historic bridge will be left in place next to its replacement.