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Carpenter's Ford Bridge



Photo taken Nov. 2006 by Kevin M. Byrne

BH Photo #108973



Pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on Craig Shop Road (Route 775)
Augusta County, Virginia
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1903-04 by the Brackett Bridge Co.
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Span length: 142.1 ft.
Total length: 142.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Craig Shop Road Bridge
Middle River Route 775 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24111, -78.88087   (decimal degrees)
38°14'28" N, 78°52'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/685453/4234690 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Defiance
Inventory numbers
VA 2311 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33589 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Carpenter’s Ford Bridge and was built by the Brackett Bridge Co.
  • April 21, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • December 4, 2006: Posted photos from Kevin M. Byrne


  • Kevin M. Byrne - dcfireman [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER VA-99 - Carpenter's Ford Bridge, State Route 775, over Middle River, Mount Meridian vicinity, Augusta, VA


Carpenter's Ford Bridge
Posted November 7, 2020, by CARL W HOFFMAN (cwh6611 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is currently impassable, with VDOT closure signs blocking access. It is not readily apparent what the issue might be. That said, there is evidence that traffic of some sort has been circumventing the barricades - possibly farm equipment or 4-wheelers?

Middle River Route 774 Bridge
Posted April 21, 2009, by Anonymous

The Rte 774 Bridge is being demolished (April 2009). For the last 106 years it has been a 7 Panel through truss, NOT 8 panel. The Bridge is a Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss of 142.1 feet built in 1903 by the Brackett Bridge Company of Cincinnati, OH. The picture above is not the Rte 774 Bridge but the Rte 775 Bridge further down river.