Near Bentonville in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This single-span Pratt deck arch metal truss bridge with two T-beam concrete approach spans on either end. The truss section has an arched bottom chord, or structural element. On most Pratt bridges, one drives between the supporting trusses that carry the road deck on their bottom chords. Here, the road deck is on top of the arched trusses. Arch spans are suitable for locations with relatively high crossings and
The main span of the bridge is about 123 feet long, and the total bridge length is about 245 feet. The Virginia State Highway Department developed standard designs for the arches and approach spans. Starting in the late 1920s and for the next two decades, the department typically used cork and concrete rails on bridges. Sheets of cork were used as fillers where the concrete cross rails were inserted into the railings' concrete posts.
Because of its historical significance, Bridge No. 1990 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 2008.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1740.
Location. 38° 48.339′ N, 78° 20.948′ W. Marker is near Bentonville, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is at the intersection of Stonewall Jackson Highway (U.S. 340) and Overall Road, on the right when traveling north on Stonewall Jackson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11785 U S Hwy 340n, Bentonville VA 22610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Page Valley (here, next to this marker); Battle of Milford (here, next to this marker); U.S. Route 340 (here, next to this marker); Warren County / Page CountyEverett Cullers Overlook (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Valley Church of God in Christ Jesus (approx. 4.7 miles away); Help Wanted! (approx. 4.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bentonville.
Also see . . . Page County Bridge No. 1990. (PDF) National Register documentation for the bridge. (Submitted on October 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 18, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on January 14, 2012.