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Riverside Cotton Mills Covered Bridge

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Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in January 2017

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BH Photo #376114

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Description 

Estimating originally had at least nine spans, Seven currently remain. Dimensions are estimates as well. Bridge was likely rebuilt at least once.

"The long covered bridge connecting the mills on both sides of the river is said to be the largest covered bridge in the state of Virginia."-http://www.rdricketts.com/pittsco/danrivermills.html

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Dan River on Pedestrian
Location
Danville, Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Bridge was built between 1882 and 1923
Design
Deck girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.0 ft.
Total length: 1,034.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Dan River Inc. Covered Bridge
Schoolfield Division, Mill 8 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.59309, -79.39383   (decimal degrees)
36°35'35" N, 79°23'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/643674/4050934 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Sources 

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