Rating:
2 votes

Ninth Street Bridge

Photos 

Horizontal View Showing Keystone Of Arch And Inscribed Stone Above

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #213831

Map 

Description 

Restoration is near complete 11/2016

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Kanawha Canal on Ninth Street in Madison Heights
Location
Lynchburg, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1839
Builder
- J.S. King
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 47.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.41613, -79.13995   (decimal degrees)
37°24'58" N, 79°08'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/664601/4142659 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynchburg
Inventory numbers
VA 20519 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
1,100

Categories 

19th Century (6,178)
Arch (11,199)
Built 1839 (16)
Built during 1830s (161)
Deck arch (10,437)
J.S. King (1)
Lynchburg, Virginia (32)
Open (36,591)
Owned by city (4,491)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,587)
Stone arch (2,651)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,861)
Virginia (1,006)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 24, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: corected county
  • December 7, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 18, 2011: Added HAER photos; corrected location

Sources 

  • HABS VA-1109 - James River & Kanawha Canal Bridge, Ninth Street between Jefferson Street & James River, Lynchburg, VA
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com