Rating:
No votes cast

Old Lee Bridge

Photos 

Courtesy Valentine Richmond History Center

BH Photo #411778

Map 

Description 

Spans and dimensions are estimates.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over James River on US 301/ US 1
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1933
Builders
- Richmond Bridge Corp.
- S. M. Siesel Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Contractor)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 3,395.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Also called
Robert E. Lee Bridge
Old Lee Bridge
James River Bridge (Original Official Name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53261, -77.45074   (decimal degrees)
37°31'57" N, 77°27'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/283456/4156781 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 79527 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 25, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder from Construction Methods & Equipment Volume 16
  • November 24, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Related Bridges