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New Hope Road-Christians Creek Bridge

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New Hope Road Bridge

The News Leader: October 23 1968

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BH Photo #472291

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Christians Creek on New Hope Road/VA 254 (Old Alignment)
Location
Augusta County, Virginia
Status
Collapsed due to an overweight truck
History
Built 1897 by the Brackett Bridge Company; collapsed by an overweight truck 1968.
Builder
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 151.0 ft.
Also called
State Route 254-Christians Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.16114, -78.96570   (decimal degrees)
38°09'40" N, 78°57'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/678223/4225649 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • May 17, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com