Saturday, July 30, 2011
Sunday Bridges - Buchanan Swinging Bridge
The Buchanan Swinging Bridge is 366 feet long, 57.5 feet tall and the only one of its type to cross the James River. Portions of the bridge date back to 1851 as the Buchanan Turnpike Company Toll Bridge. On June 13, 1864, Confederate General McCausland burned the covered bridge to prevent Federal Troops under General Hunter’s command from crossing the James River. Following a series of replacement bridges, the Buchanan Swinging bridge was constructed on the earlier piers in 1939.
(that's one of my little boys Braden to the right, about to cross the bridge!)
More bridges from all over the world can be found at Louis La Vache's blog!