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Red Maple Covered Bridge 46-35-03

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Red Maple Covered Bridge 46-35-01

Photo taken by Brian McKee 7-8-2011

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BH Photo #203806

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Queenpost through truss bridge over Sinking Creek on Private Road
Location
Giles County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916, modified 1980 and 88
Design
steel stringers added for support
Also called
Farm
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.31920, -80.45452   (decimal degrees)
37°19'09" N, 80°27'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/548331/4130422 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Inventory number
BH 47747 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1916 (660)
Built during 1910s (9,172)
Covered (1,520)
Giles County, Virginia (22)
Open (38,350)
Owned privately (1,486)
Queenpost truss (235)
Through truss (13,852)
Truss (30,952)
Virginia (1,095)

Update Log 

  • 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

Comments 

Red Maple Covered Bridge 46-35-03
Posted March 4, 2017, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thought I'd nailed down which was which with portal details...

You're right, the right PE and "contractor" are key. I've a friend I've done some preservation work with in the Roanoke area, he's done some structural work on one of the Woolwine examples, I'll make sure he's aware of this development.

Red Maple Covered Bridge 46-35-03
Posted March 4, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Red Maple Covered Bridge 46-35-03
Posted March 4, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looking at the foundations and the low trusses, I'm almost certain that this is the bridge that was blown down in the windstorm. And really it appears that only the "Lid"... siding and roof were blown off of the trusses. While there has been some damage to them the trusses appear to be mostly intact. I believe the other Sinking Creek spans have vertical beams that extend up to the roofline, while this one does not. The siding and roof on this bridge likely were not original, and not historic. If they get the right engineer and contractor (Will?) I believe it can be restored.