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Mayo Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923. Courtesy of VCU Libraries

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BH Photo #339618

Street View 

Description 

Length given is from south riverbank to north riverbank including the section of road on the island. Details for each bridge:

Southern Bridge: Dimensions Length of largest span: 101.1 ft. Total length: 840.9 ft. Deck width: 44.0 ft. VA 21583

Northern Bridge: Dimensions Length of largest span: 88.9 ft. Total length: 533.2 ft. Deck width: 44.0 ft. Inventory numbers VA 21584

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over James River on 14th Street in Richmond
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Alternatives, Including Demolition, Being Considered.
History
Built 1913
Builders
- Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. of New York, New York (Designer)
- I.J. Smith & Co. (Contractor)
Railroads
- Richmond & Manchester Railway
- Richmond-Henrico Railway
- Streetcar
- Virginia Electric & Power Co. (VEPCO)
- Virginia Transit Co. (VTC)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 1,808.0 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
James River Bridge
14th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53085, -77.43346   (decimal degrees)
37°31'51" N, 77°26'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/284977/4156546 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
19,537
Inventory numbers
VA 21584 (Virginia bridge number)
VA 21583 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33820 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2021: Updated by Dylan Clarke: Added category "James River (Virginia)"
  • April 14, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Melan arch"
  • November 24, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • November 24, 2017: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 21, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete inset railing"
  • November 21, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 20, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete inset railing"
  • November 19, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 18, 2017: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 19, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • July 18, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated GPS and street
  • July 11, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated Various Aspects of Page

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Sources 

Comments 

Mayo Bridge
Posted November 5, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Hearing no objections, I went ahead and merged the pages.

14th Street Bridge
Posted November 5, 2021, by Dylan Clarke (bebodc05 [at] icloud [dot] com)

Nathan,

In terms of the community, I feel that most people think of both structures as collectively being the "Mayo Bridge," likely based on the fact that the plaque for the bridge is located on one of the structures and implies that the term is for both bridges. Not only that, but I think that the two entries are for the same main structure, and would complement each other with a lot of facts that the other one lacks.

14th Street Bridge
Posted November 4, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I don't believe this is a duplicate in the normal sense of the term. I think what may be known locally as the "Mayo Bridge" is actually two bridges separated by a small island. Does the community have a preference... keep the pages separate or merge into a single page? Merging the pages would make the total length data incorrect (or a measurement that includes distance over the island could be used).

Not saying this is the answer for BridgeHunter, but on my website if the two bridges crossing a small island are visually linked like this example bridge, I list them as one: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=i...

While for bridges that are not visually connected, I list them separately:

https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=i...

https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=i...

To me, this bridge seems more like the Galena bridges, with visual separation between structures.

14th Street Bridge
Posted November 4, 2021, by Dylan Clarke (bebodc05 [at] icloud [dot] com)

Should be merged with Mayo Bridge, since they are the same bridge.

James River Bridge
Posted August 17, 2009, by richmonder (richmonder [at] spam [dot] la)

The map is incorrect.