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Peppers Ferry Bridge


Street View 


Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over New River on Westbound VA 114 in Fairlawn
Montgomery County, Virginia
Built 1939
Polygonal Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 167.0 ft.
Total length: 1,030.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.16167, -80.55167   (decimal degrees)
37°09'42" N, 80°33'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/539806/4112900 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Radford North
Inventory numbers
VA 12167 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • January 14, 2011: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated truss type and status
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • May 22, 2008: Updated by David B. Haun: Updated Status, Status Description



Peppers Ferry Bridge
Posted June 10, 2011, by Dennis Shelor

The eastern main truss was dropped today by explosives.


Peppers Ferry Bridge
Posted June 6, 2011, by Nathan Holth

Despite obvious feasibility of rehabilitation, this historic truss will be blown up tomorrow. http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/288764

Peppers Ferry Bridge
Posted January 14, 2011, by Andy

I was looking at the pictures the contractor sent me and I just noticed that this idiot driving the over height truck made it across the entire bridge and hit every portal on both trusses. It was so obvious i didn't notice until now. You can see it in the google street view too. I have attached a few photos so the stupidity can live on forever.

Peppers Ferry Bridge
Posted January 10, 2011, by Andy

This bridge is also doomed. The project has already been awarded and demolition is scheduled to being in March. I'm not sure on the specifics of the demolition or if part of the bridge will remain and just the trusses removed but I should have more info this week.

Peppers Ferry Bridge
Posted May 22, 2008, by Dennis Shelor

This bridge was closed in June 2002 after an over-height truck drove through it, damaging the framework above the deck. The eastbound bridge has been converted to two-way traffic during the closure.

As of May 2008, the bridge still stands, but remains closed.