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Gleaves Road Bridge


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Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2010


BH Photo #332567


Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over Cripple Creek on Gleaves Road (Route 619)
Wythe County, Virginia
Open to traffic
Built unknown location ca. 1880s, Installed at this location in 1903 as a railroad bridge; abandoned by railroad in 1938, reopened as a highway bridge ca. 1948
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator and Likely Builder)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (NW)
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss with Phoenix columns and steel stringer approach.
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 147.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.83371, -81.09414   (decimal degrees)
36°50'01" N, 81°05'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/491605/4076429 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cripple Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
VA 19677 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33918 (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: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 25, 2022: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • August 31, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 19, 2016: New photos from Jim Allen
  • July 16, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: List 1903 as installaton date, add fabricator and likely builder.
  • April 24, 2012: New Street View added by Ben Tate


  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Jim Allen
  • Timothy and Joann Phillips


Gleaves Road Bridge
Posted June 23, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Why is this bridge is listed as replaced?

Gleaves Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice bridge with verticals, top chord and end posts all being Phoenix Columns. I'm guessing the 1948 date is the date it was installed on the roadway, but even the 1903 date would be incorrect. This bridge would date to ca. 1880.

Gleaves Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2009, by David Midkiff (david [dot] midkiff [at] us [dot] abb [dot] com)

This bridge was installed in 1903 when the Norfolk and Western railway branch line was built to Cripple Creek. The bridge is a Phoenix Bridge Company Pratt Truss with Phoenix columns. The Norfolk and Western railway was pulled out in 1938. The bridge was turned over to the Virginia department of highways. The bridge has had some work done in the last few years and does not have a weight limit posted.