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Big Walker Creek Bridge


Big Walker Creek Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2008


BH Photo #134330


Pratt through truss bridge over Big Walker Creek on Flat Hollow Road 670
Giles County, Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1936
8-panel pin-connected Pratt Through truss
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.16167, -80.85833   (decimal degrees)
37°09'42" N, 80°51'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/512578/4112816 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
White Gate
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
VA 8471 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33690 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 5, 2018: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • November 4, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added design specifics
  • February 26, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Changed to Pratt Through Truss


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Timothy and Joann Phillips


Big Walker Creek Bridge
Posted May 4, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If the FY 2016 6 Year Plan can be believed, yes, but not anytime soon.


Big Walker Creek Bridge
Posted May 4, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

According to this link, this bridge is scheduled for replacement:


Can anyone confirm/deny the status?


Art S.

Big Walker Creek Bridge
Posted February 27, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm betting it was moved to this location in 1936, looks like it is on newer abutments. But I agree that this bridge is much older. It has the looks of an 1890's Massillon product.

Big Walker Creek Bridge
Posted February 27, 2009, by Robert L. Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I suspect this bridge might be considerably older then 1936 based on the appearance of the portal bracing and the fact that the bridge appears to be pin-connected.