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County Road 615 Wallens Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2010

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BH Photo #171547

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Wallens Creek on County Road 615
Location
Lee County, Virginia
History
New Pratt pony truss bridge built in 2004, replaced an old Warren pony truss bult in 1930 at this same crossing
Design
Welded and bolted Pratt pony truss with vertical endposts and a curved top chord.
Dimensions
Span length: 73.2 ft.
Total length: 73.2 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.61653, -83.15599   (decimal degrees)
36°36'60" N, 83°09'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/307196/4054498 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sneedville
Inventory numbers
VA 10805 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33733 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 2004 (66)
Built during 2000s (618)
Functionally obsolete (7,460)
Have street view (25,054)
Lee County, Virginia (24)
Modern (2,121)
Open (38,373)
Owned by state (14,927)
Pony truss (15,559)
Pratt pony truss (3,359)
Pratt truss (8,503)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,481)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,908)
Truss (30,958)
Virginia (1,095)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2018: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • August 14, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Changed type from warren to pratt. Expanded description. Updated NBI data.

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Timothy and Joann Phillips

Comments 

County Road 615 Wallens Creek Bridge
Posted August 14, 2012, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I didn't update the NBI data like I mentioned in the update log. I bailed out at the last minute because...

This is a different bridge. Since this is a new bridge, replacing one that was historic, should the new bridge have a new entry?

The NBI lists the old bridge as 73ft long, the new on is 76. The old was 11ft wide, the new 22ft.

So rather than overwrite - and loose - the information on the old bridge I aborted. The photos are the new bridge, the description and type are the new bridge. The NBI is the old bridge. So right now it's half old/half new.

Which why should it go? I'm inclined to make it two listings - one old, one new.