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Possum Creek Bridge

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County Road 714 Pony Truss Bridge

One-lane pony truss bridge across Opposum Creek near Weber City, VA--most of the oldest bridges across creeks in this part of SW VA are pony steel truss through bridges.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in October 2008

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BH Photo #125423

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Facts 

Overview
Former pony truss bridge over Opossum Creek on Route 714
Location
Scott County, Virginia
Status
Bridge replaced 2014
History
Built 1932, Replaced 2014
Design
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.59667, -82.60167   (decimal degrees)
36°35'48" N, 82°36'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/356735/4051324 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingsport
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
123
Inventory numbers
VA 16892 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33857 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 7, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Replacement bridge is under construction
  • October 5, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com