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Staunton River Bridge

Photos 

Bus VA 29 Bridge over Staunton River

South Approach

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2008

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BH Photo #134196

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Staunton River on Business US 29 in Altavista
Location
Campbell County, Virginia, and Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Design
Two Riveted Polygonal Warren through truss main spans;
Two Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss spans;
Concrete tee beam approach spans.
Dimensions
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
+37.10833, -79.29333   (decimal degrees)
37°06'30" N, 79°17'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/651642/4108253 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Altavista
Inventory numbers
VA 4159 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33639 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
4,824

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

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

Comments 

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?