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Sixth Street Bridge


General View From Railroad Track To Bridge.

Photos taken in 1971 by Jack E. Boucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #213823



Baltimore deck truss bridge over Blackwater Creek on Sixth Street
Lynchburg, Virginia
Unknown status: Probably lost
Built 1871-72; roadway deck removed in 1944
Cast- and wrought-iron pin-connected Baltimore deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.41815, -79.14298   (decimal degrees)
37°25'05" N, 79°08'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/664328/4142878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 49653 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,335)
Baltimore deck truss (30)
Baltimore truss (350)
Built during 1870s (1,058)
Cast iron (68)
Deck truss (1,687)
HAER documented (1,105)
Lost (23,920)
Lynchburg, Virginia (38)
Pin-connected (3,835)
Truss (32,312)
Virginia (1,203)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2011: Added by James Baughn


  • HAER VA-6 - Sixth Street Bridge, Sixth Street, Spanning Black Water Creek, Lynchburg, VA


Sixth Street Bridge
Posted November 20, 2013, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The MOB is SE of the bridge's location. In the old photos, the Caskie Paper Co. is in view. The Caskie building is still standing on the other side of the highway overpass from the MOB. You can see one of the abutments next to the Caskie building. The bridge is gone. Here are some shots from Fickr that show the same building from the ground looking past the bridges location:


Sixth Street Bridge
Posted September 18, 2011, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

In bing birds eye it looks like a MOB

Sixth Street Bridge
Posted September 18, 2011, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

It's probably a MOB, but until someone actually goes on the trail and find out we won't know for sure.

Sixth Street Bridge
Posted September 18, 2011, by Ben Tate

There's a truss bridge just to the right of the this bridge down below the freeways. Bing's bird's eye view gives you a good look at it. Anybody know anything about this one? It doesn't appear to be listed.

Sixth Street Bridge
Posted September 18, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Appears to be an expressway at that location now... and I see no signs of the bridge.

Unless by a stroke of good luck it has been moved to a yet undisclosed location...