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083-0060 Blackford Bridge (Pucketts Hole Bridge)

Blackford Bridge (Pucketts Hole Bridge)
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VLR Listing Date 03/18/2010

NRHP Listing Date 06/24/2010

NPS property number 10000381

Pucketts Hole Bridge, constructed in 1889, is likely the oldest remaining public bridge in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Bristol District, which encompasses more than 7,400 miles of roads in 12 counties, according to VDOT records. The steel Pratt through-truss structure, formerly known as Blackford Bridge, is an unusually old example of this type of bridge to have survived with its original design and materials still intact. The bridge once spanned the Clinch River, serving as a key link between the mountain towns of Blackford and Honaker, but in 1946 it was relocated—a common practice with bridges at that time—from Blackford to Pucketts Hole.


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

Updated February 19, 2019