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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
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
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...