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Walkers Well Road Bridge

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Walkers Well Road Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2010

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BH Photo #168463

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Roaring Fork Creek on Walkers Well Road
Location
Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1932, rehabilitated 2011
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 92.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.84792, -79.45049   (decimal degrees)
36°50'52" N, 79°27'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/638148/4079121 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chatham
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
155
Inventory numbers
VA 13526 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33799 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.5 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1932 (908)
Built during 1930s (11,069)
Doomed (1,064)
One-lane traffic (7,533)
Open (38,388)
Owned by state (14,932)
Pittsylvania County, Virginia (25)
Pony truss (15,560)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,108)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,300)
Truss (30,963)
Virginia (1,098)
Warren pony truss (3,057)
Warren truss (6,079)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • June 25, 2010: New photos from C Hanchey

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Walkers Well Road Bridge
Posted October 7, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Given the satisfactory condition listed for the superstructure, why don't they just take the current trusses and widen them with longer floor beams..... Not my favorite thing to see happen to a historic bridge, but it sure beats throwing it in the dumpster!