Phoenix Bridge

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Phoenix Bridge
Phoenix Bridge, Spanning Craig Creek at State Route 685, Eagle Rock vicinity (Botetourt County, Virginia).jpg
Phoenix Bridge, HAER Photo, April 1994
Phoenix Bridge is located in Virginia
Phoenix Bridge
Phoenix Bridge is located in the US
Phoenix Bridge
Location Ball Park Road (685) Over Craig Creek, 2.6 miles northwest of Eagle Rock, .8 mile northwest of confluence of Patterson Creek and Craig Creek, near Eagle Rock, Virginia
Coordinates 37°38′56″N 79°49′52″W / 37.64889°N 79.83111°W / 37.64889; -79.83111Coordinates: 37°38′56″N 79°49′52″W / 37.64889°N 79.83111°W / 37.64889; -79.83111
Area less than one acre
Built 1887 (1887)
Built by Phoenix Bridge Co.
Architectural style Trapezoidal Whipple Truss
NRHP reference # 75002015[1]
VLR # 011-0095
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 10, 1975
Designated VLR February 18, 1975[2]

Phoenix Bridge is a historic metal Trapezoidal Whipple truss bridge located near Eagle Rock, Botetourt County, Virginia. It was built in 1887, by the Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. It consists of rolled wrought-iron "Phoenix post" compression members and round and rectangular tension rods with pinned joints. It includes a cast panel embellished with anthemions and garlands, small urnlike finials, and quatrefoils and trefoils.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "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 (January 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Phoenix Bridge" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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