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Near Lafayette in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bow String Arch Truss

Oldest metal bridge in Virginia

 
 
Bow String Arch Truss Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., November 24, 2007
1. Bow String Arch Truss Marker
Inscription.  This structure was built in 1878 by King Iron and Bridge Co. in Bedford County. It remained in use until 1971. It is the oldest metal bridge in Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 37° 14.347′ N, 80° 13.494′ W. Marker is near Lafayette, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Northbound Rest Area (U.S. 81 at milepost 129). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elliston VA 24087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The “Bowstring” Truss Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery White Sulphur Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County / Roanoke County (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Vause (approx. 5.1 miles away); American Revolution on the Frontier (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fort Lewis (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lewis (approx. 6.3 miles away); Colonial Mansion Site (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
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July 9, 2005
2. Bow String Arch Truss Bridge and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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