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Abandoned bridge at Ruffins Pond

Photo 

Photo taken by Joe Martin in August 2015

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BH Photo #342929

Map 

Description 

1 of 2 abandoned bridges at Ruffins Pond. Carried the old alignment of US 17 over Massaponax Creek. Road adjustments were made in 1934 and this became SR 698.

Facts 

Overview
Carries old alignment of US 17 over Ruffins Pond (Reservoir on Massaponax Creek)
Location
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built Unknown
Design
Concrete through girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24138, -77.40921   (decimal degrees)
38°14'29" N, 77°24'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/289158/4235341 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Guinea
Inventory number
BH 70181 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,048)
Concrete girder (847)
Girder (8,151)
Spotsylvania County, Virginia (10)
Through girder (3,015)
Virginia (1,035)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: design
  • December 5, 2015: Added by Joe Martin

Sources 

  • Joe Martin
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Abandoned bridge at Ruffins Pond
Posted December 5, 2015, by Joe Martin (jm2912va [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes. I see it on the map. The alignment may have moved circa 1934. Which means these bridges closed around that time. I am still trying to confirm this. Thanks.

Abandoned bridge at Ruffins Pond
Posted December 5, 2015, by Luke

The two bridges you've added at Ruffins Pond appear to have been an old alignment of US17.

Screencap comes from the 1942 quadrangle: http://landmarkhunter.com/quad/18723