Deteriorating Carrico bridge closedJust so you know, the bridge at issue that is in danger of collapse is just east of another bridge - once used for trains and now used by the occasional hiker - over on the Virginia Creeper Trail. The pedestrian bridge that cost the taxpayers almost a million dollars to convert. The one that's now in pristine condition. The one Rick Boucher got married on.
The Galax Gazette
State highway officials ordered the closing of the Carrico Bridge over Virginia 94 in Grayson County Friday afternoon after finding increased deterioration on a floor beam of the bridge that was built in 1927.
The bridge will be closed to traffic for several weeks until repairs can be made.
The decision was made after a routine inspection of the bridge. (link)
You folks in Grayson County might want to run over there and admire its beauty. Be careful getting there though. Rumor has it, your bridges are unsafe.