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Fox Bridge

Photos 

View South, Bridge No. 1936 On The Right, And Bridge No. 1937 On The Left

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310746

Map 

Description 

The celebrated opening of this bridge in 1926 signified a new era of road and bridge building and improvements in the state of Virginia, represented here by the dedication of a major stretch of U.S. Route 1, one of America's first north-south interstate highway systems. The modest artistry of this rural crossing represents the lingering influence of the City Beautiful movement, a crusade that stressed the importance of aesthetics in public works construction. It also reflects a growing historical consciousness and an effort to commemorate America's past through elements of the national highway system. Part of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway, it specifically commemorated General Ulysses S. Grant's Wilderness Campaign of 1864. From an engineering perspective, this bridge helps illuminate the development of metal truss technology, particularly during a period of great transition and standardization in bridge design and manufacture.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over North Anna River on US Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway)
Location
Caroline County, Virginia, and Hanover County, Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1926; replaced 1963
Builders
- C.S. Mullen (Chief Engineer)
- William R. Glidden (Engineer)
Design
Warren through truss with alternating verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.88931, -77.46609   (decimal degrees)
37°53'22" N, 77°27'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/283141/4196400 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ruther Glen
Inventory number
BH 65112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER VA-94 - Fox Bridge No. 1936, Spanning North Anna River at U.S. Route 1, Ashland, Hanover County, VA