1st Street Bridge
Main span from the south
Photo taken by Chris Patriarca
BH Photo #194389
A new pony truss pedestrian bridge was constructed at the location of the old bridge. The new bridge is named the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge.
According to The Roanoke Times the bridge was renovated in 2007 not replaced. It appears they removed one of the original 2 trusses and replaced it with pony plate girders. The Roanoke Times also claims this is the last truss in Roanoke.
- Pony truss bridge on 1st Street over the NS Railroad yard
- Roanoke, Virginia
- converted to pedestrian bridge
- Built 1892.; Renovated in 2007 Built by N&W Railway
- - Norfolk & Western Railway (NW)
- Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 316.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Also called
- Henry Street Bridge
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.27336, -79.94236 (decimal degrees)
37°16'24" N, 79°56'32" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/593768/4125722 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
- Inventory numbers
- VA 21596 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of December 2002)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- March 8, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
- March 7, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Design
- February 20, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
- February 18, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added date, added to description,add approach
- February 27, 2011: New Street View added by Chris Patriarca
- April 10, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was replaced by a new pony truss
- C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Chris P.
- Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com