Rating:
No votes cast

Worsham Street Bridge

Photos 

Worsham Street Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2008

Enlarge

BH Photo #134263

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Dan River on Worsham Street in Danville
Location
Danville, Virginia
Status
Bridge no longer exists
History
Built 1928; Closed to traffic 2004; Demolished 2009
Builders
- Atlantic Bridge Co.
- Daniel B. Luten
Design
Concrete Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 143.1 ft.
Total length: 1,151.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.58897, -79.38637   (decimal degrees)
36°35'20" N, 79°23'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/644349/4050488 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville
Inventory numbers
VA 20171 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
16,614

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 15, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "Daniel B. Luten"
  • August 24, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge has been removed
  • February 25, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Worsham Street Bridge
Posted July 29, 2013, by Janelle Swearingen (janellesw [at] cox [dot] net)

The original Worsham Street Bridge was built in 1802 by Thomas Worsham and John Barnett who owned the land at either end of it. It was a 325 yard covered wooden toll bridge.

A woodcut of the bridge was published in Howe's Collected History of Virginia published in 1854 and reprinted in Rouse's Pictorial History of Virginia.