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Tornado-Proof
Bike Bridge


In April 2011, a rare tornado hit southwest VA. It crossed the "Rails to Trails" Virginia Creeper trail and blew apart a 600-foot-long wooden former train trestle. This replacement bridge, similar to the original, is possibly over-engineered for bike travel. The posts are a full 12 x 12 and the five beams supporting the deck are
6 x 12s, spanning 14-16'.

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PHOTOS BY BILL TINDALL

 
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