Built In 1878, The Bowstring Truss Bridge In Montgomery County Is The Oldest Metal Bridge In Virginia
Call us crazy, but we think there’s something fascinating about bridges. If you consider yourself a fellow bridge enthusiast, then you’ve probably already made the trip to Humpback Bridge, Virginia’s oldest covered bridge. But there are other equally impressive crossings throughout the state. Take, for instance, the Bowstring Truss Bridge. Located outside at the Ironton Rest Stop in Montgomery County, it holds the title of the oldest metal bridge in the state. The next time you find yourself in the area, you’ll want to make a special trip to visit this historic architectural landmark.
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Have you visited this historic landmark before? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience there! Love learning about Virginia’s fascinating bridges? Check out this list of 22 amazing bridges in Virginia.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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