Rating:
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Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge

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Elk Creek Deck Truss

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2009

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BH Photo #141862

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Elk Creek on Elkton Farm Road (Route 666) in Forest
Location
Forest, Bedford County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915 by the Camden Iron Works
Builder
- Camden Iron Works
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Span length: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.36409, -79.32289   (decimal degrees)
37°21'51" N, 79°19'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/648513/4136582 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Forest
Inventory numbers
VA 2781 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33606 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
159

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 10, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories "Wooden deck", "6-panel truss", "Riveted"
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • April 12, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was built by the Camden Iron Works
  • June 27, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge
Posted September 11, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

http://untappedcities.com/2011/10/05/centralia-pennsylvania-...

What clueless person let that number become official?

Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge
Posted September 10, 2017, by Luke
Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge
Posted September 10, 2017, by Anonymous

Likely.............

Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge
Posted September 10, 2017, by Anonymous

Being as it's on Route 666, you'll likely burn in HELL if you cross it!

Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge
Posted September 10, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Topos as far back as 1950 have the current Norfolk & Western alignment, but back in 1892 this was the original railroad.

Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge
Posted September 10, 2017, by Luke

The narrowness suggests RR to me.

Elk Creek Deck Truss Bridge
Posted September 10, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is it possible this was an old rail bridge? The span looks pretty light but the abutments scream Railroad? Any RR guru have old track line maps around here?

Royce