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Big Moccasin Creek Bridge

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3-Span Closed Spandrel Arch Bridge on Gillenwater Loop (Old State Highway 71-Nickelsville Highway)

Deteriorating closed spandrel arch bridge over Big Moccasin Creek, east of Gate City, Virginia.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in September 2008

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BH Photo #124931

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Facts 

Overview
Impressive concrete arch bridge over Big Moccasin Creek on Gillenwater Loop Road, outside Gate City, VA
Location
Scott County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Design
Concrete Arch shaped into three spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 160.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.64770, -82.55320   (decimal degrees)
36°38'52" N, 82°33'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/361162/4056915 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gate City
Inventory numbers
VA 16924 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
37

Categories 

Arch (11,194)
Built 1932 (885)
Built during 1930s (10,579)
Deck arch (10,433)
One-lane traffic (7,424)
Open (36,584)
Owned by county (18,855)
Scott County, Virginia (43)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,902)
Stone arch (2,649)
Structurally deficient (18,433)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,240)
Virginia (1,010)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • September 21, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bob Lawrence