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Oak Ridge Bridge

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Oak Ridge Railroad Overpass

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2009

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BH Photo #141900

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Description 

The Oak Ridge Bridge is a representative example of a pin-connected wrought iron Pratt through truss typical of late nineteenth century factory-manufactured railroad bridges. The bridge was moved to its present site to serve as an overhead highway bridge, a typical reuse of early railroad bridges. The bridge is an important contributing structure within the Oak Ridge historic district.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Wilson Road (Route 653)
Location
Nelson County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1882
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 138.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 1978
Also called
Wilson Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.70333, -78.87000   (decimal degrees)
37°42'12" N, 78°52'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/687770/4175035 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shipman
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78003033 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
VA 12538 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33773 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
60

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2012: HAER photos posted by J.P.
  • July 1, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added Bridge Builder
  • June 28, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: added NRHP info

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER VA-107 - Oak Ridge Bridge, Spanning Southern Railroad at VA State Route 653, Oak Ridge vicinity, Nelson, VA
  • HAER VA-107 - Oak Ridge Bridge, Spanning Southern Railroad at VA State Route 653, Oak Ridge, Nelson County, VA