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NS - Reed Creek Viaduct

Photos 

Photo taken by Timothy and Joann Phillips in August 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #433268

Map 

Description 

Although the iron portion of this bridge may be dated 1932, the stone support structures indicate an earlier date that may have originally supported a timber trestle. This is a fairly common occurrence in this area.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Route 655 and Reed Creek on NS Railroad in Wytheville
Location
Wythe County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 370.1 ft.
Also called
High Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.92862, -81.13200   (decimal degrees)
36°55'43" N, 81°07'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/488244/4086962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crockett
Inventory numbers
VA 19727 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33919 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2018: Updated by Timothy and Joann Phillips: Corrected "carries" info, added photo's and detailed description
  • January 24, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: corrected design

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Timothy and Joann Phillips