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Maggodee Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Donald Sowers

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BH Photo #243722

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Pony truss bridge over Maggodee Creek on Alean Road
Franklin County, Virginia
Replaced with a new truss bridge and moved to a nearby location
Built 1929; Replaced in 2012 and stored
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 70.9 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Also called
Clements Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.09333, -79.85500   (decimal degrees)
37°05'36" N, 79°51'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/601754/4105839 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
VA 7901 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2005)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 16, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • June 21, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed status as bridge is not lost
  • November 28, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • November 28, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.



Maggodee Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2013, by DONALD SOWERS (desowers [at] centurylink [dot] net)

Ah, the reason it is a one lane bridge is because the old mill had been designated a historical site and none of the buildings could be removed, but I agree that it is a lot of money ($660K) for a one lane bridge with a total usage of about 300 cars per day.

Maggodee Creek Bridge
Posted June 21, 2013, by DONALD SOWERS (desowers [at] centurylink [dot] net)

New bridge completed and open for traffic on June 20th, 2013

Unlimited weight limit.

The old bridge was placed behind the old mill.

Maggodee Creek Bridge
Posted January 13, 2013, by Brittney Jackson (Britneylittrell [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Was this the same bridge that the shooting in 1930 (I believe) took place?

Maggodee Creek Bridge
Posted November 28, 2012, by Matt Lohry

And this replacement makes sense becaaauuse....??? I find it to be a complete waste of time and money to replace a one-lane bridge with a new...one lane bridge! Why? Are they trying to make it look like it fits in with its surroundings? They could have--and should have--restored the original bridge. It was a one-laner anyway, it would have saved a whole lot of money, and historic value and flavor would have been retained. There just is no class or aesthetic value to a concrete booger, no matter how narrow it is.

Maggodee Creek Bridge
Posted November 28, 2012, by DONALD SOWERS (desowers [at] centurylink [dot] net)

The old bridge was removed in November 2012. Work is ongoing for a new concrete one lane bridge to be completed by June 2013.