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Dan River Riverwalk Bridge

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Dan River Riverwalk Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2008

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BH Photo #134483

Map 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Dan River on pedestrian path (formerly Richmond and Danville Railroad) in Danville
Location
Danville, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1898 by the A&P Roberts Co.
Builders
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals-approaches are Deck plate girder, Pony plate girder and Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 154.0 ft.
Total length: 930.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Richmond and Danville Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.58716, -79.38282   (decimal degrees)
36°35'14" N, 79°22'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/644670/4050293 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville
Inventory number
BH 40566 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 20, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 15, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added design and approaches
  • June 25, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was constructed by the A&P Roberts Co.
  • February 28, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

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