Virginia Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Virginia bridges: 964
  • Bridges with photos: 596 (61.8%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 433 (44.9%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 945 (98.0%)

  • Total photos: 6,161

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 755 (78.3% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 493 (65.3% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 379 (50.2% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 751 (99.5% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 158 (16.4% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 85 (53.8% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 155 (98.1% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Goose Creek Bridge (Loudoun County, built 1802, open to pedestrians)
  2. Ninth Street Bridge (Lynchburg, built 1817, destroyed by flood)
  3. Hibbs Bridge (Loudoun County, built 1820, open to traffic)
  4. Falling Creek Bridge (Chesterfield County, built 1823, closed to all traffic)
  5. Little River Turnpike Bridge (Loudoun County, built 1824, open to traffic)
  6. Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge (Richmond, built 1838, replaced by new bridge)
  7. Ninth Street Bridge (Lynchburg, built 1839, open to traffic)
  8. Trent's Mill Covered Bridge 46-25-01x (Cumberland County, built 1844, unknown status)
  9. Southside - High Bridge (Original) (Cumberland County, built 1854, destroyed by fire)
  10. Wilkes Street Tunnel (Alexandria, built 1856, open to pedestrians)

By Design

  • Arch: 187 (19.4%)
    • Deck arch: 170 (17.6%)
      • Brick arch: 3 (0.3%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 42 (4.4%)
      • Luten arch: 5 (0.5%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 15 (1.6%)
      • Steel arch: 7 (0.7%)
      • Stone arch: 29 (3.0%)
    • Through arch: 14 (1.5%)
      • Concrete through arch: 10 (1.0%)
      • Marsh arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Steel through arch: 2 (0.2%)

  • Beam: 77 (8.0%)
    • Stringer: 51 (5.3%)
      • Concrete stringer: 3 (0.3%)
      • Steel stringer: 35 (3.6%)
      • Timber stringer: 9 (0.9%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 26 (2.7%)

  • Culvert: 4 (0.4%)
    • Concrete culvert: 1 (0.1%)
    • Stone culvert: 2 (0.2%)

  • Ferry: 1 (0.1%)

  • Rigid frame: 35 (3.6%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 30 (3.1%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 5 (0.5%)

  • Girder: 179 (18.6%)
    • Deck girder: 133 (13.8%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 3 (0.3%)
      • Deck plate girder: 123 (12.8%)
    • Pony/through girder: 29 (3.0%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 3 (0.3%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 25 (2.6%)

  • Other: 11 (1.1%)

  • Slab: 17 (1.8%)

  • Suspension: 86 (8.9%)
    • Cable-stayed: 1 (0.1%)
    • Wire suspension: 83 (8.6%)

  • Truss: 315 (32.7%)
    • Deck truss: 40 (4.1%)
      • Baltimore deck truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Fink deck truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Other deck truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 7 (0.7%)
      • Warren deck truss: 13 (1.3%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.2%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 2 (0.2%)
      • Whipple deck truss: 2 (0.2%)
    • Modern truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Modern pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
        • Modern Parker pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Modern through truss: 2 (0.2%)
        • Modern Pratt through truss: 1 (0.1%)
    • Pony truss: 124 (12.9%)
      • Bowstring pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Lane pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 7 (0.7%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 4 (0.4%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 36 (3.7%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren pony truss: 33 (3.4%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with no verticals: 2 (0.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 11 (1.1%)
    • Through truss: 147 (15.2%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Bollman through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Camelback through truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Howe through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Lattice through truss: 2 (0.2%)
        • Town lattice truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Multiple Kingpost through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Parker through truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 8 (0.8%)
      • Pratt through truss: 40 (4.1%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Thacher through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren through truss: 29 (3.0%)
        • Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 3 (0.3%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 8 (0.8%)

    • Tunnel: 31 (3.2%)

    • Unknown: 21 (2.2%)