Catoctin Creek Bridge
Catoctin Creek Bridge
Catoctin Creek Bridge, September 2012
|Location||Rte. 673, north of Waterford, near Waterford, Virginia|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Staunton, Alfred; Variety Iron Works|
|Architectural style||Other, Pratt Truss|
|NRHP reference #||74002136|
|Added to NRHP||June 25, 1974|
|Designated VLR||January 15, 1974|
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 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.
- List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Virginia
- List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Virginia
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- P.A.C. Spero and Company (December 1993). "Virginia Department of Transportation Bridge No. 6051". Historic American Engineering Record. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. VA-110, "Virginia Department of Transportation Bridge No. 6051, Spanning Catoctin Creek at State Route 673 (Featherbottom Road), Waterford vicinity, Loudoun County, VA"
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