Near Callaghan, VA, there is effectively a bridge museum. Within about a mile, from west to east, is a pin-connected bridge, a riveted bridge and a covered wood bridge.
|1 of 4 photos posted by Bridges & Tunnels|
The Callaghan Dunlap Creek Bridge formerly carried US Route 60 over Dunlap Creek in Callaghan, Virginia.
Bids for constructing a new bridge over Dunlap Creek near Callaghan along US Route 60 were opened by the Virginia State Highway Department in February 1934 with work beginning by Haley, Chisholm & Morris of Charlottesville in March. It was completed by workers from the federal Public Works Administration with steel sourced from the Roanoke Iron & Bridge Works of Roanoke.
In 1971, the construction of Interstate 64 forced the relocation of US Route 60, which necessitated the erection of a new bridge over Dunlap Creek. The old crossing remained intact for use by a landlocked landowner on the north side of the stream.
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|2:20 video @ 0:21 via BridgeHunter comment|
A sign in the above video indicated that the weight limit was 23 tons. But Sherman Cahal commented on BridgeHunter on Sep 8, 2022: "The end may be here for this bridge. Not only is it one lane because of deterioration, but it's limited to 3 tons. There is surveying markers abound and a new temporary or permanent road built for the one resident who lives on the other side."
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