A SURVEY AND PHOTOGRAPHIC INVENTORY OF CONCRETE AND MASONRY ARCH BRIDGES IN VIRGINIA

In 1974 the Research Council initiated a statewide survey of mental truss bridges to identify any with historic significance. This pioneering effort was financed with state research funds, as it was intended to aid the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation in meeting its obligations mandated by various requirements of the environmental review process. Reports on the surveys of the Department's eight construction districts have been published. As the work in Virginia proceeded, interest in the historic significance of bridges developed nationwide and warranted funding of the research under Highway Planning and Research funds administered by the Federal Highway Administration. A working plan for the development of criteria for the preservation or adaptive use of bridges was approved, and this work included surveys of metal truss bridges in the Lynchburg and Bristol districts and a statewide survey of concrete and masonry bridges. An interim report entitled "Criteria For Preservation and Adaptive Use of Historic Highway Structures - A Trail Rating System for Truss Bridges" was issued in January 1978. This present report presents the results of the statewide survey of concrete and masonry bridges in Virginia completed by the author in 1981. The issuance of this report has been delayed because of the resignation of the author. (Author)

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    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Spero, PAC
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-VA-84-42 Final Rpt, VHTRC 84-R42
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1987 12:00AM