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Lowmans Ferry Bridge

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Lowmans Ferry Bridge

looking southeast

Photo from VDOT

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #469822

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Description 

Trusses were replaced in 1972 utilizing the same substructure.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Claytor Lake on Lowmans Ferry Road
Location
Pulaski County, Virginia
Status
Superstructure replaced on the existing substructure.
History
Built 1935; structural steel, deck and railings replaced in 1972
Design
Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 1,416.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Also called
Lighthouse Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.00237, -80.68231   (decimal degrees)
37°00'09" N, 80°40'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/528265/4095182 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,150
Inventory numbers
VA 14600 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 88902 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated to reflect that the trusses are long gone and only the original substructure remains.
  • April 9, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com