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Crab Run Lane Truss Bridge

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Crab Run Lane Truss Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2010

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BH Photo #162156

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Crab Run on Route 645
Location
Highland County, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1896 by the West Virginia Bridge Works; Closed to vehicular traffic in 1994
Builder
- West Virginia Bridge Works
Design
Patented Lane truss bridge
Single-span, four-panel pony truss. The top chords, end posts, and coutners are fabricated from bent steel railroad or trolley rails; the bottom chords are straight rails, and the posts and diagonals are made from rounded, looped tie rods. U-bolts are employed as connectors.
Dimensions
Span length: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 37.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 16, 2009
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.33534, -79.48991   (decimal degrees)
38°20'07" N, 79°29'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/631979/4244101 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McDowell
Inventory numbers
VA 10340 (Virginia bridge number)
NRHP 09000728 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1989)
50

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2010: Added by C Hanchey

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