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010-0072 Wolf Creek Bridge

Wolf Creek Bridge
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2010

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VLR Listing Date 09/30/2010

NRHP Listing Date 01/07/2011

NRHP Reference Number 10001114

The Wolf Creek Bridge, in Bland County, was erected circa 1912 for the New River, Holston and Western Railroad. The bridge is important for its engineering (as a Pratt through-truss structure) and its cylindrical steel columns, a patented feature of the Phoenix Bridge Co. An unusually old example to have survived with integrity of design, the Wolf Creek Bridge was converted for vehicular traffic in 1946. It continued to serve as a key link in the regional transportation network until 1987, when it was retired from service.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: October 25, 2021