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Kelly's Ford Bridge


1993 image

1993 — VDOT officials want to replace the 95-year-old Kellys Ford Bridge, a steel-truss structure that carries 500 vehicles a day across the Rappahannock River south of Remington.

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Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Rappahannock River on 620
Culpeper County, Virginia, and Fauquier County, Virginia
No longer exists; replaced in 2001
Built 1898
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.47763, -77.78046   (decimal degrees)
38°28'39" N, 77°46'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/257453/4262474 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (9,059)
Built 1898 (334)
Built during 1890s (3,279)
Culpeper County, Virginia (8)
Fauquier County, Virginia (11)
Lost (29,975)
Lost 2001 (469)
Lost during 2000s (4,440)
Pony truss (17,222)
Pratt pony truss (4,020)
Pratt truss (10,535)
Rappahannock River (12)
Truss (36,745)
Virginia (1,423)

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Kelly's Ford Bridge
Posted February 19, 2020, by Art Suckewer (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


25 Years Ago

From The Fauquier Citizen edition of June 4, 1993

Kelly’s Ford Bridge faces uncertainty

The steel beams holding up the Kelly’s Ford Bridge over the Rappahannock River south of Remington groan under the pressure.

Light green cables on each side of the Route 620 span vibrate and the creosote-stained deck rumbles unnervingly.

Despite its moans and quivering, the 95-year-old bridge linking Fauquier and Culpeper counties holds its ground. Virginia Department of Transportation officials, however, hope soon to begin planning a replacement for the steel truss bridge.

This year alone, VDOT will spend $40,000 to repair the steel beams that support 500 vehicles a day. Some, however, want to preserve the span — one of 300 truss bridges still standing in Virginia.