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Smith River Bridge

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Smith River Pony Truss Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2008

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BH Photo #134494

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Description 

The Dan River Basin Association plans to reassemble one of the truss spans on the nearby Fieldale Trail. The project will involve reducing the span's length down to three panels from six. More information can be found here.

Facts 

Overview
Removed Warren pony truss bridge over Smith River on Field Avenue (Route 701) in Collinsville
Location
Henry County, Virginia
Status
Removed; to be partially reassembled on a nearby trail.
History
Built 1931; Removed 2009
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.70167, -79.93333   (decimal degrees)
36°42'06" N, 79°55'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/595278/4062308 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Martinsville West
Inventory numbers
VA 10172 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33716 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
7,546

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 5, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Bridge has been removed; to be partially reassembled on a nearby trail.
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 28, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

Sources 

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

Comments 

Smith River Bridge
Posted November 5, 2009, by Seth Gaines (sethgaines [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is gone. There is no bridge right now, but I'm sure some boring concrete piece of crap is on its way.