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Smith River Bridge

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US 58 Smith River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2008

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BH Photo #134500

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Smith River on Greensboro Road (U.S. 58) in Martinsville
Location
Henry County, Virginia, and Martinsville, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Builder
- T.A. Loving Co. of Goldsboro, North Carolina
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 419.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.66333, -79.88167   (decimal degrees)
36°39'48" N, 79°52'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/599943/4058108 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Martinsville West
Inventory numbers
VA 10035 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 46.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
8,532

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 27, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder per forum comment.
  • March 11, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Street View
  • February 28, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

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Sources 

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

Comments 

Smith River Bridge
Posted September 27, 2016, by David Philyaw (dphilyaw [at] taloving [dot] com)

A company by the name of "Bowers" was awarded the contract to build the Smith River Bridge - however they assigned/subcontracted the project to T. A. Loving - Taylor Abbit Loving was the founder of T. A. Loving Company. Founded in 1925 we are still in business and still building bridges, hospitals, football stadiums, water and waste water treatments plants, among other things.

www.taloving.com