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Boulevard Bridge

Photos 

File:Boulevard Bridge Richmond VA Alistar Harris

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Street Views 

Description 

Crossing in both directions cost 35 cents, roughly a nickel in 1930s money.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over James Rv,Ns Rwy,Csx Rwy on Westover Hills Blv
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924
Builder
- Atlantic Bridge Co. of Charlotte, North Carolina & Roanoke, Virginia
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.9 ft.
Total length: 2,032.3 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Also called
State Road 161 Bridge
Nickel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53295, -77.48331   (decimal degrees)
37°31'59" N, 77°28'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/280578/4156895 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
12,604
Inventory numbers
VA 21528 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 47768 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2021: Updated by Dylan Clarke: Added category "James River (Virginia)"
  • November 7, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected "Richmond, VA" to "Richmond, Virginia"
  • November 7, 2021: Updated by Dylan Clarke: Added category "Richmond, VA"
  • November 19, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: design
  • November 18, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "Toll"
  • September 2, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Add names.
  • January 20, 2011: Added by J.P.

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Boulevard Bridge
Posted April 13, 2016, by Michael Taylor

As a local I know of yet another name for this bridge... It is called the Nickel Bridge by Richmonders, which is a reference to it's past as a toll bridge.