The Callaghan Dunlap Creek Bridge formerly carried US Route 60 over Dunlap Creek in Callaghan, Virginia.
Bids for constructing a new bridge over Dunlap Creek near Callaghan along US Route 60 were opened by the Virginia State Highway Department on February 27, 1934. 2 The firm Haley, Chisholm & Morris of Charlottesville placed the low bid of $20,836, and it was selected to dismantle the old Rumbold Bridge for reuse elsewhere 3 and to construct the new 24-foot-wide structure. 2 4 Work began on the new Callaghan Bridge on March 26 3 and was completed by workers from the Public Works Administration with steel sourced from the Roanoke Iron & Bridge Works of Roanoke, Virginia. 1
In 1971, the construction of Interstate 64 forced the relocation of US Route 60, which necessitated the erection of a new bridge over Dunlap Creek. The old crossing remained intact for use by a landlocked landowner on the north side of the stream.
The bridge was demolished in late 2022 in preparation for a complete replacement.
- State: Virginia
- Route: VA Route 710
- Type: Warren Through Truss
- Status: Demolished - Replaced
- Total Length: 197 feet
- Main Span Length: 152 feet
- Deck Width: 23 feet
- Above Vertical Clearance: 11.5 feet
- “Road, Bridge Bids Opened.” Daily Press [Newport News], 28 Feb. 1934, p 9.
- “Work is Begun On New Bridge at Callaghan.” Covington Virginian, 27 Mar. 1934, p. 6.
- “To Replace Old Rumbold Bridge.” Covington Virginian, 6 Feb. 1934, p. 6.