Gholson Bridge

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S of Lawrenceville on VA 715 at Meherrin River, Lawrenceville, Virginia

Through truss bridge over Meherrin River on Iron Bridge Road (Route 715)

Photos 

3. 3/4 VIEW, EAST ELEVATION OF BOTH SPANS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST - Gholson Bridge, Spanning Meherrin River at VA State Route 715, Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, VA

HAER VA,13-LAWV.V,1--3

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Description 

The Gholson Bridge is a representative example of a pin-connected wrought iron and steel Pratt through truss typical of late nineteenth century factory-manufactured bridges.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 5, 1978
Reference number
78003010
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Pratt Truss
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1884

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Imported Photo

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