Catoctin Creek Bridge

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Catoctin Creek Bridge
Catoctin Creek Bridge VA4.jpg
Catoctin Creek Bridge, September 2012
Catoctin Creek Bridge is located in Northern Virginia
Catoctin Creek Bridge
Catoctin Creek Bridge is located in Virginia
Catoctin Creek Bridge
Catoctin Creek Bridge is located in the United States
Catoctin Creek Bridge
LocationRte. 673, north of Waterford, near Waterford, Virginia
Coordinates39°13′56″N 77°35′31″W / 39.23222°N 77.59194°W / 39.23222; -77.59194Coordinates: 39°13′56″N 77°35′31″W / 39.23222°N 77.59194°W / 39.23222; -77.59194
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectStaunton, Alfred; Variety Iron Works
Architectural styleOther, Pratt Truss
NRHP reference #74002136[1]
VLR #053-0131
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 25, 1974
Designated VLRJanuary 15, 1974[2]

The Catoctin Creek Bridge crosses over Catoctin Creek in Loudoun County, Virginia.

It currently carries Virginia Route 673, also known as Featherbed Lane. The bridge was originally located at a crossing of nearby Goose Creek, carrying the Leesburg Turnpike, later Virginia State Route 7, but was relocated in 1932 to its present location at Catoctin Creek.

The Catoctin Creek Bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 24, 1974.[1]


The Catoctin Creek Bridge is a nine-panel iron Pratt truss bridge, first erected about 1889. The bridge was fabricated by the Variety Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio. The bridge is one span of 159 feet (48 m), with a roadway width of 11.18 feet (3.41 m). The deck is made of timbers.

The Catoctin Creek Bridge is one of the longest metal truss bridges of the 19th century remaining in Virginia.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ P.A.C. Spero and Company (December 1993). "Virginia Department of Transportation Bridge No. 6051". Historic American Engineering Record. Retrieved 17 September 2011.

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