Photos: The bridge goes on

The superstructure of the new Sperryville bridge glides silently toward its destination across the south fork of the Thornton River on Thursday, July 19.
The superstructure of the new Sperryville bridge glides silently toward its destination across the south fork of the Thornton River on Thursday, July 19.

The superstructure of the new Sperryville bridge glides silently toward its destination across the south fork of the Thornton River on Thursday, July 19. The bridge was an easy lift for the crane capable of 225-ton loads.

The superstructure of the new Sperryville bridge across the south fork of the Thornton River is lowered gently into place.
The superstructure of the new Sperryville bridge across the south fork of the Thornton River is lowered gently into place.

The superstructure of the new Sperryville bridge across the south fork of the Thornton River is lowered gently into place. The abutment walls have been expanded to accommodate the width of the new two-lane bridge with its pedestrian walkway.  Decking and a roadbed still need to be applied to the bridge.

Photos by Don Audette

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Don Audette has a place in Sperryville, is a longtime member of the Rappahannock Lions and writes about local history in his "Yesterdays" column for the Rappahannock News.