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V.E.S. Road Bridge

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V.E.S. Road Bridge

1985 view during fill in

Photo from The News & Advance

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #462725

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Pigeon Creek on V.E.S. Road
Location
Lynchburg, Virginia
Status
Replaced by fill and culvert
History
Built 1931
Builders
- DeMott & MacGruder - designers
- J. R. Ford Co. Inc. - contractor
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 325.0 ft.
Also called
Virginia Episcopal School Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.44820, -79.18910   (decimal degrees)
37°26'54" N, 79°11'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/660183/4146133 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87544 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

V.E.S. Road Bridge
Posted March 16, 2021, by Grh in LYH (grharper [at] aol [dot] com )

Addendum to my earlier post...

VES Rd. Bridge as a moody backdrop

From a page out of the 1968 VES

Yearbook.

V.E.S. Road Bridge
Posted September 25, 2020, by Garland R. Harper (grharper [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge had to be crossed to get to its namesake location, Virginia Episcopal School. Often referred to in school literature, yearbooks, etc., in a symbolic way referring to the students crossing over from adolescence into adulthood. Lost to us first week in May, 1985. Very graceful structure.