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Staunton River Bridge


Bus VA 29 Bridge over Staunton River

South Approach

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2008


BH Photo #134196


Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Staunton River on Business US 29 in Altavista
Altavista, Campbell County, Virginia, and Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1929
Two Riveted Polygonal Warren through truss main spans;
Two Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss spans;
Concrete tee beam approach spans.
Length of largest span: 151.9 ft.
Total length: 1,400.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.10483, -79.29506   (decimal degrees)
37°06'17" N, 79°17'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/651496/4107861 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
VA 4159 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33639 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 19, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 4, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added design specifics
  • April 9, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 25, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey



Staunton River Bridge
Posted January 6, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Wow! I'll shut up about the little ponies I continually whine about. What a structure! (Btw, I'll never stop whining about ponies!!)

Staunton River Bridge
Posted January 6, 2019, by Franklin (intelofficer [at] linuxmail [dot] org)

As of 1/1/2019 this bridge has been closed and is being demolished for replacement with a new structure.

Staunton River Bridge
Posted July 29, 2016, by Judy Cox (judycox4000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I remember a bridge from childhood (I'm 72, raised in Hurt, Va) can't find any image or info. Hope you can help. From Hurt, there were 2 ways to go to Altavista. Go to Yeatts & Rowland General Store, cross the RR tracks, turn right onto rt. 29. The other way was to go to the right at the end of Prospect rd. ( rd didn't have a name then), go to the bottom of the hill(where an Apple Market is now, and proceed across a wooden bridge,one lane, and rattled and wood slapped each time we crossed it. Scary to a young child. Does anyone remember or have any info?