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Wasena Park Greenway Bridge

Street View 


This $1 million span, opened to the public on October 26, 2010, to serve as a connection between Wasena Park and Vic Thomas Park along the Roanoke River Greenway.


Through truss bridge over Roanoke River on Roanoke River Greenway
Roanoke, Virginia
Open to pedestrians
Opened to the public on October 26, 2010.
Through truss
Total length: 215.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.26763, -79.96335   (decimal degrees)
37°16'03" N, 79°57'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/591914/4125066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
945 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48325 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 2010 (65)
Built during 2010s (487)
Have street view (30,051)
Modern (2,493)
Open to pedestrians (4,651)
Owned by city (6,196)
Roanoke River (18)
Roanoke, Virginia (38)
Through truss (18,259)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,628)
Truss (37,312)
Virginia (1,426)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2015: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 2, 2011: Added by Chris Patriarca


Wasena Park Greenway Bridge
Posted January 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, I will support any effort to reuse historic bridges on trails.

Wasena Park Greenway Bridge
Posted January 24, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

ConTech Continental prefab spans (MOBS) are hard to compete with in terms of cost for short spans (even though they are inferior to a restored historic metal truss bridge). However, once you get into really long span lengths like this, these sorts of modern bridges rapidly become EXTREMELY expensive. They are not standard (higher cost), and they are very inefficient in use of materials (even higher cost). The shear mass of the ugly steel tubes needed to support spans of this length result in a bridge of unparalleled level of ugly, and a bridge that obstructs the view of the river it crosses. A restored historic truss span could have been provided for this budget, providing a structurally superior (wider roadway), long-lasting, signature historic landmark. The efficient, lightweight members would have coexisted with the surrounding area in a much better manner as well.

Wasena Park Greenway Bridge
Posted January 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like a MOB to me. I would much rather see relocated historic trusses than MOBs on trails. Thanks to firms such as Workin' Bridges, and Bach Steel, we can save historic trusses that would otherwise be turned into soup cans.

Wasena Park Greenway Bridge
Posted January 24, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thinking this was not a 1,000,000 dollar bridge