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Stones Mill Bridge

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Photo taken by Timothy and Joann Phillips in July 2018

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

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Description 

Despite the tacky-looking streetlamps leading up to and added to the bridge (I guess the town had money budgeted that needed to be spent to include so many lights!) this piece of history will live on thanks to the town of Wytheville. There is also the historic (National Register) Stones or Reed Mill just upstream, although this mill property is in private hands.

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over Reed Creek on South Church Street
Location
Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
The town of Wytheville has received donations from landowners and grants from VDOT to rehabilitate this bridge for pedestrian use on a town trail with a town park.
History
Built in 1881, this is the oldest documented bridge in VDOT's Bristol District
Builder
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
This bridge consists of 2 spans, one a Pratt through truss and the other, only 2 foot shorter at 70 feet, a Pratt pony truss. The substructure is beautiful coursed limestone ashlar.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 72.0 ft.
Total length: 146.7 ft.
Deck width: 12.9 ft.
Also called
Reed Creek Bridge
Reed Creek Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.93490, -81.07387   (decimal degrees)
36°56'06" N, 81°04'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/493421/4087653 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wytheville
Inventory number
BH 79532 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 11, 2018: New Street View added by Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • November 24, 2017: Added by Clark Vance

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