Rating:
3 votes

Blackwood Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed

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BH Photo #177272

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Bridge was built apparently with nearby timber and fabricated steel, skewed about 45 degrees over water surface. Bridge abandoned in 1942 bypassed by a steel stringer/girder bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Powell River, North Fork on Blackwood Road
Location
Wise County, Virginia
Status
Closed to all traffic
Builder
- Unknown
Design
Abandoned timber and steel deck truss bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 73.1 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.92874, -82.69133   (decimal degrees)
36°55'43" N, 82°41'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/349365/4088303 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norton
Inventory number
BH 46142 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Closed (2,443)
Deck girder (4,598)
Girder (8,171)
Have street view (22,575)
Mystery (84)
Skewed (4,717)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,526)
Unknown (33)
Virginia (1,035)
Wise County, Virginia (26)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Design
  • July 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed 1942 from lost date section
  • September 12, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Blackwood Road Bridge
Posted July 15, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I wonder if the trusses are re-purposed from some other, perhaps mining related use.