Design InnovationThe metal truss bridge here at Overall, Page County Bridge No. 1990, is a historically innovative design. It was built in 1938 as part of a major realignment of present-day U.S. Route 340, then called State Route 12, between Luray and Front Royal, the respective Page and Warren County seats. The earlier road alignment jogged back and forth, closely following the natural contours of the rugged terrain, and was suitable for horse-drawn wagons but not for automobiles. To accommodate the faster-moving vehicles, a major reworking of older roads took place in Virginia. At least two-thirds of the roadway between Luray and Front Royal was realigned when U.S. Route 340 was completed late in the 1930s and Bridge No. 1990 was constructed.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 730187 N 4298548|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80565000, -78.34913333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.339', W 78° 20.948'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 20.34" N, 78° 20' 56.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 115 Overall Rd, Bentonville VA 22610, US|
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