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History of Virginia Bridges

Started by snowc, June 08, 2024, 04:58:07 PM

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snowc

I know that somebody already posted NC bridges' history here, but VA bridges always fascinate me.

So, here goes nothing.

Early 1950s (1951-1955)
I-95 over Brook Road

Late 1950s (1956-1959)
I-95 over Brink Road

1960s
I-66 over Ashville Road

1970s
Temple Avenue Exit over I-95

1980s
US 17 over US 17 Business

1990s
I-95 over Rogers Clark Boulevard

2000s
US 17 BUS over US 17

2010s
US 17 over US 29

2020s
US 17 over I-95
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There an actual history in here somewhere?

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Quote from: snowc on June 08, 2024, 04:58:07 PMI know that somebody already posted NC bridges' history here, but VA bridges always fascinate me.

So, here goes nothing.

Early 1950s (1951-1955)
I-95 over Brook Road

Late 1950s (1956-1959)
I-95 over Brink Road

1960s
I-66 over Ashville Road

1970s
Temple Avenue Exit over I-95

1980s
US 17 over US 17 Business

1990s
I-95 over Rogers Clark Boulevard

2000s
US 17 BUS over US 17

2010s
US 17 over US 29

2020s
US 17 over I-95

The first 2 you posted are both from the late 1950's.

The first one was constructed 1957-1958 above the Richmond-Petersburg Tpk. What's there now is actually a reconstructed bridge on the original support columns. Here's an example of what the original railings looked like (just south of Brook Road):

https://maps.app.goo.gl/18Qo8qUx7JFuk5cb6?g_st=ac


The second one was constructed 1958-59 and is indeed an original for that section.
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