Spanning the tracks of the Southern Railway system (later owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation), the metal-truss Oak Ridge Railroad Overpass is an excellently preserved representative of the many graceful metal structures that have efficiently guided vehicular traffic across obstacles since their development in the late 19th century. The bridge employs the popular single-span through-Pratt truss, 100 feet in length, with two wooden-beam approach spans, each 19 feet long. It was manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company in 1882 and has remained in continuous service since its installation. Located near Shipman in Nelson County, the Oak Ridge Railroad Overpass is the state’s best example of its type.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark