Cartersville Bridge

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Cartersville Bridge
Cartersville Bridge across the James.jpg
View of the bridge at dusk, April 2017
Cartersville Bridge is located in Virginia
Cartersville Bridge
Cartersville Bridge is located in the US
Cartersville Bridge
Location VA 45 over James River, Cartersville
Coordinates 37°40′12″N 78°5′14″W / 37.67000°N 78.08722°W / 37.67000; -78.08722Coordinates: 37°40′12″N 78°5′14″W / 37.67000°N 78.08722°W / 37.67000; -78.08722
Area less than one acre
Built 1822, 1883-1884
Architectural style Pratt truss
NRHP Reference # 72001390 [1]
VLR # 024-0053
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 14, 1972
Designated VLR March 21, 1972[2]

Cartersville Bridge is a historic bridge located near Cartersville, Cumberland County, Virginia. The original bridge was constructed in 1822, and its five stone piers of rough cut ashlar and rubble and two stone abutments remain. Atop them is a superstructure constructed in 1883-1884 of heavy timber members with cast-iron connections arranged to form a truss configuration based on the Pratt truss. The bridge is composed of six spans with an end-to-end length of 843 feet.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (February 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cartersville Bridge" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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