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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.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery White Sulphur Springs ( within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County / Roanoke County ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Fotheringay ( approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Vause ( approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Lewis ( approx. 6.3 miles away); Colonial Mansion Site ( approx. 6.4 miles away); 9-11-2001 Memorial ( approx. 7.5 miles away); Roanoke College ( approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Bow String Arch Truss Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
July 9, 2005
2. Bow String Arch Truss Bridge and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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