Tuesday, July 20, 2021

1915 NS/N&W Trestle over Dry Run by Compton, VA

(Bridge Hunter; Satellite)

Street View

2011 VDOT Flickr via Bridge Hunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
The bridges over Compton Creek on Route 340 in Page County between Luray and Front Royal. Facing south, old Route 340 is visible at left. (Photo by Trevor Wrayton, VDOT)

Bridge Hunter also states that the bridges go over Dry Run. That is an appropriate name for this valley because I could not even find a creek in this valley. But VDOT claims there is a Compton Creek.

David Moore posted, cropped
Active NS trestle (built N&W c.1915) Compton, VA. 7-13-21
Jim Carter: The bridge at Compton is not a trestle. It is a viaduct.
[By most of the definitions that I have read, it is a trestle, not a viaduct. But because the definitions contradict each other, I use the label "bridgeTrestle" for both trestles and viaducts.]

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