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Sinking Creek Covered Bridge 46-35-01

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BH Photo #192492

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Howe through truss bridge over sinking creek on Old Clover Hollow Rd
Location
Giles County, Virginia
Status
Destroyed by severe weather
History
Built 1916, bypassed, 1949, closed to all traffic 1964, rehab 2000, damaged during tropical storm gaston in 2004.
Design
It has been reported that the structure received significant damage to its bottom chords when Sinking Creek flooded during tropical storm Gaston in October, 2004.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.30699, -80.49765   (decimal degrees)
37°18'25" N, 80°29'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/544517/4129046 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Inventory number
BH 47745 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1916 (628)
Built during 1910s (8,758)
Covered (1,353)
Giles County, Virginia (19)
Have street view (22,087)
Howe through truss (346)
Howe truss (429)
Open to pedestrians (3,541)
Owned by county (18,854)
Through truss (12,892)
Truss (29,442)
Virginia (1,006)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2017: Updated by Will Truax: Updated status
  • February 7, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • July 8, 2011: New photos from Brian McKee
  • January 18, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Sinking Creek Covered Bridge 46-35-01
Posted March 4, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's not a Howe truss. Sort of a Kingpost pony hybrid... AKA "Mongrel" of some kind.