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Mount Meridian Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken Nov. 2006 by Kevin M. Byrne

BH Photo #108982

Map 

Description 

January 2019 photos show only the center span remaining.

Facts 

Overview
Three-span through truss bridge over Middle River on former Route 769
Location
Augusta County, Virginia
Status
Closed to all traffic with only the center span remaining
History
Built 1907 by the Champion Bridge Co.; Closed to all traffic in 1997
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
Three-span pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Middle River Route 769 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.26180, -78.86185   (decimal degrees)
38°15'42" N, 78°51'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/687064/4237025 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grottoes
Inventory numbers
VA 2309 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33593 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Recently added photos show the outer spans removed with only the center one remaining. What a waste!
  • January 25, 2019: New photos from Evan Stone
  • August 31, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 28, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Mount Meridian Bridge
  • December 4, 2006: Bridge is still standing -- posted all new photos from Kevin M. Byrne

Sources 

  • Kevin M. Byrne - dcfireman [at] comcast [dot] net
  • HAER VA-26 - Middle River Pratt Through-Truss Bridge, State Route 256, spanning Middle River, Weyers Cave vicinity, Augusta County, VA
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER VA-98 - Mount Meridian Bridge, Spanning Middle River at State Route 769, Mount Meridian vicinity, Augusta, VA
  • Evan Stone
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Mount Meridian Bridge
Posted November 6, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)