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Hardy Ford Bridge

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Hardy Ford Bridge

Photo taken by Jeff Reid

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BH Photo #466018

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Overview
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Roanoke River on Hardy Road 634
Location
Bedford County, Virginia
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. New bridge completed in December 2019.
History
Built 1963
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 153.9 ft.
Total length: 308.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.21993, -79.79918   (decimal degrees)
37°13'12" N, 79°47'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/606537/4119945 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
8,800
Inventory numbers
VA 2718 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 86310 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 16, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 12, 2019: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Hardy Ford Bridge
Posted March 3, 2020, by Mike D (Nascarfan77 [at] live [dot] com )

This bridge has sadly been demolished. It was my favorite bridge in Va if not of all. We lived just passed it back in the early 1980's when I was little and I knew we were close to home when we crossed that bridge. I have taken many photos and a few videos of it over the years.

Hardy Ford Bridge
Posted August 13, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes I agree strongly. Especially considering its similar to the state standard design used in the 1930s, see this similar example from 1934: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=v...

Hardy Ford Bridge
Posted August 13, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It looks older than 1963.

Hardy Ford Bridge
Posted August 12, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I could not find this bridge already listed? If I missed it and this is a duplicate let me know. Its imminently doomed. https://www.thefranklinnewspost.com/news/local/new-hardy-for...