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Valley Railroad Stone Bridge with Redbuds in bloom | by VaDOT
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Valley Railroad Stone Bridge with Redbuds in bloom

Completed by 1884, the Valley Railroad Stone Bridge across Folly Mills Creek stands as an outstanding example of stone masonry construction and ranks among the most scenic bridges in the Commonwealth. The bridge was built as part of the project extending the Valley Railroad line from Staunton to Salem via Lexington. The Virginia Department of Highways purchased the bridge in 1965 through its acquisition of right-of-way for Interstate Highway 81. Although the bridge no longer serves any specific function, VDOT maintains it as a scenic landmark. (Photo by D. Allen Covey, VDOT)

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Taken on April 19, 2011