Great Wicomico River Bridge
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013
BH Photo #283959
Built in six months during the depth of the Depression, the Tipers Bridge is a well preserved example of a once standard bridge type that was commonly used to economically span a large number of major river crossings in the Virginia Tidewater. It is located at a crossing that has a long history of some economic importance in Northumberland and Lancaster Counties. This is the second oldest of ten remaining swing-spans dating from between 1930 and 1957 currently listed in the Virginia Department of Transportation bridge inventory.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost swing bridge over Great Wicomico River on VA-200
- Northumberland County, Virginia
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1934; rehabilitated 1974; Replaced 1994
- - Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia (fabricator) [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- Through truss
Length of largest span: 130.9 ft.
Total length: 1,315.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
- Also called
- Great Wicomico River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.84699, -76.36756 (decimal degrees)
37°50'49" N, 76°22'03" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/379679/4189719 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- VA 12762 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 54493 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 3, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
- May 20, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
- November 16, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson
- Douglas Butler
- HAER VA-58 - Tipers Bridge, Spanning Great Wicomico River at State Route 200, Kilmarnock, Lancaster County, VA