Rating:
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Blackwood Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed

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BH Photo #177272

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Bridge was built apparently with nearby timber and fabricated steel, skewed about 45 degrees over water surface. Bridge abandoned in 1942 bypassed by a steel stringer/girder bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Powell River, North Fork on Blackwood Road
Location
Wise County, Virginia
Status
Closed to all traffic
Design
Abandoned timber and steel deck truss bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 73.1 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.92874, -82.69133   (decimal degrees)
36°55'43" N, 82°41'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/349365/4088303 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norton
Inventory number
BH 46142 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Closed (2,701)
Deck girder (5,909)
Girder (10,510)
Have street view (27,301)
Mystery (86)
Skewed (4,936)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,358)
Virginia (1,274)
Wise County, Virginia (29)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Design
  • July 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed 1942 from lost date section
  • September 12, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Blackwood Road Bridge
Posted July 15, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I wonder if the trusses are re-purposed from some other, perhaps mining related use.