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Abandoned late 1800’s truss bridge over Wolf Creek in Bland County, Virginia.
This bridge is clearly a former railroad bridge and may have been moved to this location to serve the New River, Holston, and Western Railroad. In 1919, the line was acquired by the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The rail service was discontinued in 1946 this section became a highway right-of-way.
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Built in 1835 as part of the James River Kanawha Turnpike, the Humpback Bridge in western VA was rebuilt in 1953 and still stands today. It is now a pedestrian bridge at the Virginia Rt 60 wayside.
The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge (also known as the Wilson Bridge) is a bascule bridge that spans the Potomac River between the independent city of Alexandria, Virginia and Oxon Hill in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. While over the water near the Virginia shore, it crosses the southern tip of the District of Columbia. The bridge is one of only a handful of drawbridges in the US Interstate Highway System. It contained the only portion of the Interstate system owned and operated by the federal government, but was turned over to the Virginia and Maryland departments of transportation upon project completion. The Wilson Bridge carries Interstate 95 and Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway). The drawbridge on the original span opened approximately 260 times a year, causing frequent disruption to traffic on the bridge, which carried approximately 250000 cars each day. The new, higher span requires fewer openings. The bridge’s west abutment is in Virginia, a small portion is in the District of Columbia, and the remaining majority of it is within Maryland (because that section of the Potomac River is within Maryland’s borders). About 300 feet (90 m) of the western mid-span portion of the bridge crosses the tip of the southernmost corner of the District of Columbia. Video Rating: 5 / 5
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Built in 1835 as part of the James River Kanawha Turnpike, the Humpback Bridge in western VA was rebuilt in 1953 and still stands today. It is located on Virginia Rt. 60 very close to I-64.
Bridge Day 2009 the only day out of the entire year which BASE jumpers are legally allowed to jump from the New River Gorge Bridge. It’s the second tallest bridge in the United States and the longest steel arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Bridge Day attracts many spectators, over the course of the day around 200000 spectators stop by and join in on the excitement as jumpers throw them selves off the 876 feet tall bridge. Around 200-400 Base jumpers turnout for this event and can jump as many times as they can get in from 9:00AM till 3:00PM. The New River Gorge Bridge is located in Fayetteville, West Virginia over the New River. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// There is a High Definition version of this video on my account. So if you would like to view it then please click my username then go to uploads and select Bridge Day 2009 HD