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5th Street Footbridge


From 5th Street side

Photo taken by Dylan Clarke


BH Photo #516084

Street View 


Single-span arch bridge for foot traffic crossing Haxall Canal and connecting downtown Richmond to Brown’s Island.


Steel through arch bridge over Haxall Canal on 5th Street
Richmond, Virginia
Open to pedestrians only
Built 2012 as part of a Brown's Island refurbishment project
Steel through arch.
Span length: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Brenton S Halsey Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53507, -77.44338   (decimal degrees)
37°32'06" N, 77°26'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/284113/4157037 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95533 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2022: New photos from Dylan Clarke
  • December 21, 2021: New Street View added by Dylan Clarke


  • Dylan Clarke


5th Street Footbridge
Posted December 21, 2021, by Paul Plassman

It looks like you have it labeled correctly--"Steel through arch". It could also be called a "braced half-through arch" if you really want to be specific. :) Rather unusual to see a modern footbridge that is an actual braced arch and not a standard mail-order-style arch-truss combination.

5th Street Footbridge
Posted December 21, 2021, by Dylan Clarke (bebodd05 [at] icloud [dot] com)

Anybody who stalks the forums like me, do you happen to know what type of arch to call this bridge. I’m going to have photos soon but as of right now I don’t have any. For reference this is the bridge furthest downstream in the “Haxall Canal Bridges” entry. I’m trying to make separate entries for all the bridges in that entry for better clarification, but I don’t quite know everything about them.