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Dotson Ridge Road Bridge

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Dotson Ridge Road Pony Truss

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2010

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BH Photo #161643

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Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over N Fork Holston River on Dotson Ridge Road (Route 619)
Location
Smyth County, Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1932
Design
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 74.2 ft.
Total length: 74.2 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.94679, -81.42093   (decimal degrees)
36°56'48" N, 81°25'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/462520/4089052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nebo
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
30
Inventory numbers
VA 17568 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33867 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81 (out of 100)
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Categories 

4-panel truss (258)
Built 1932 (901)
Built during 1930s (10,942)
Holston River (35)
Lost (20,824)
One-lane traffic (7,531)
Owned by state (14,653)
Pony truss (15,445)
Pratt pony truss (3,312)
Pratt truss (8,385)
Replaced by new bridge (13,661)
Riveted (2,003)
Smyth County, Virginia (19)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,377)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,818)
Truss (30,597)
Virginia (1,083)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Updated design info.

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath