Madison Heights in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
Location. 37° 25.15′ N, 79° 8.282′ W. Marker is in Madison Heights, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is on River Road just south of South Amherst Highway (U.S. 163), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison Heights VA 24572, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amherst County / Campbell County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Lynchburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Point of Honor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lynchburg History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Point of Beginning (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Lynchburg HistoryLynchburg History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allen Weir Freeman, M.D. (approx. 0.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker was probably originally on the bridge, and put here on the concrete and stone pedestal after it was demolished.
Regarding Williams Viaduct. The Williams Viaduct was demolished in 1988, replaced by the John Lynch Bridge in use today. It carried U.S. 29 into Lynchburg until the Route 29 bypass was completed in 2006.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.