A Survey and Photographic Inventory of Metal Truss Bridges in Virginia, 1865-1932: IV: The Fredericksburg Construction District

Report No: 76-R53

Published in 1976

About the report:

Prior to 1932, road maintenance and construction in Virginia were largely the responsibility of the individual county governments. Bridge construction projects, based on local requirements, formed a natural part of these activities. Local responsibility very often resulted in a rich variety of bridge designs built by an equally diverse group of bridge companies. The following report on the 14 counties that make up the Fredericksburg Construction District discusses the diversity found in just one of the popular nineteenth century bridge types, the metal truss bridge.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Dan Grove Deibler

Last updated: January 29, 2024

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