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Bridges in Virginia

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A complete list of bridges in Virginia with pictures. Famous VA bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.
  • The 14th Street Bridge is a complex of five bridges across the Potomac River, connecting Arlington, Virginia, with Washington, D.C. A major gateway for automotive and rail traffic, the complex is named for 14th Street, which feeds into it on the D.C. end. It includes three four-lane automobile bridges—one northbound, one southbound, and one bi-directional — that carry Interstate 395 and U.S. Route 1 traffic. One rail bridge carries the Yellow Line of the Washington Metro; the other, the only mainline rail crossing of the Potomac River in Virginia, carries a CSX Transportation rail line. At the north end of the bridge, in East Potomac Park, the three roadways feed into a pair of two-way...  more
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    Arland D. Williams Jr. Memorial Bridge

  • The Berkley Bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge across the Eastern Branch Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. It carries Interstate 264, U.S. Route 460 Alternate, and State Route 337 across the river, connecting the Berkley neighborhood south of the river with downtown Norfolk to the north. The toll-free facility is one of only a small number of movable bridges on the Interstate Highway System. At each end of the bridge is a complicated interchange. On the downtown side, US 460 Alternate and SR 337 both exit onto city streets. On the Berkley side, I-264 and US 460 Alternate turn west through the Downtown Tunnel, while Interstate 464 begins, heading south, and SR 337 uses...  more
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    The Bob White Covered Bridge, also known as the Lower Covered Bridge or Woolwine Covered Bridge, is a county owned wooden covered bridge that spans the Smith River in Patrick County, Virginia, United States. It is located on the old portion of Bob White Road off State Route 8 southeast of the community of Woolwine, about 13 miles north of Stuart. Coordinates are 36°46′44.82″N 80°14′51.26″W / 36.7791167°N 80.2475722°W. Built in 1921, the 80-foot bridge is a Queen-post truss construction over two spans. Its WGCB number is 46-68-01. The Bob White Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1973. It is one of two historic covered bridges remaining in...  more