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Fox Bridge


View North, Bridge No. 1936 On The Left, And Bridge No. 1937 On The Right

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310761



The construction of this bridge in 1935 and the concurrent upgrading of U.S. Route 1 to four lanes underscored the continuing success of the automobile and marked a significant progress in the ongoing effort to create a national highway system. The unusual prominence given to this rural bridge and its 1926 twin - with the use of flanking concrete obelisks at each of the four approach spans - makes for one of the more unusual early crossings on the U.S. Route 1 corridor. Side-by-side comparison of this bridge with its earlier companion illuminates the development of metal truss technology during a period of great transition and standardization in bridge design and manufacture.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Lost Warren through truss bridge over North Anna River on US Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway)
Caroline County, Virginia, and Hanover County, Virginia
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1935; replaced 1963
- C.S. Mullen (Chief Engineer)
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- William R. Glidden (Engineer)
Warren through truss with alternating verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.88930, -77.46615   (decimal degrees)
37°53'21" N, 77°27'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/283136/4196400 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ruther Glen
Inventory number
BH 65113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2014: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER VA-95 - Fox Bridge No. 1937, Spanning North Anna River on U.S. Route 1, Ashland, Hanover County, VA