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Clinchport Swinging / Suspension Footbridge

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Clinchport Swinging Suspension Bridge

This newer bridge built by the Virginia Department of Transportation replaced an older one that still spans the Clinch River, but is now closed. View is to the south, from the north bank of the river.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2009

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BH Photo #144823

Map 

Description 

A VDOT - Virginia Department of Transportation maintained bridge. One of ~74 as of the mid '00.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Clinch River on Foot Traffic in Clinchport
Location
Clinchport, Scott County, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians
Design
Wire suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.67309, -82.74732   (decimal degrees)
36°40'23" N, 82°44'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/343860/4060030 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinchport
Inventory number
BH 43191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wire/cable Suspension"
  • November 24, 2013: New photos from Shane Passmore
  • November 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Coordinates.
  • August 10, 2009: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • August 9, 2009: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Shane Passmore - aa5te [dot] kb5ehr [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Clinchport Swinging / Suspension Footbridge
Posted March 20, 2017, by Beth Hines (hinesbeth2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has started to fall. I took this photo sometime around October 2016.