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Near Whitetop in Grayson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trestle Construction

 
 
Trestle Construction Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 3, 2022
1. Trestle Construction Marker
Inscription.  This is one of several trestle bridges along the Virginia Creeper Trail. The original railroad required over 100 bridges, mostly made of wood. When the railroad was being constructed in the period 1900 - 1912, these structures were more practical than iron or steel because the timbers were easily acquired from the surrounding hillsides.
 
Erected by Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 36° 36.403′ N, 81° 38.126′ W. Marker is near Whitetop, Virginia, in Grayson County. Marker is on Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail west of Whitetop Gap Road (Virginia Route 726), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitetop VA 24292, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Growth Forest Remnants (approx. ¼ mile away); The Offset (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Virginia Creeper” Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away);
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Christmas Tree Farms (approx. 0.8 miles away); Green Cove Station (approx. one mile away); “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” (approx. one mile away); Whitetop (approx. 2 miles away); White Top Folk Festival (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitetop.
 
Also see . . .  The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail. (Submitted on November 23, 2022.)
 
Trestle Construction Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 3, 2022
2. Trestle Construction Marker
Bridge #46 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 3, 2022
3. Bridge #46
One of the highest trestles on the Virginia Creeper Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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