Photo Album:
Bridge at the Staunton River Battlefield
Clover, Virginia

By Henry Mitchell, July 2006.

Staunton River Bridge

View from the south end of the present-day bridge, which is positioned almost identically to the covered wooden bridge which was the object of the battle on June 25, 1864.



Staunton River Bridge

Looking from the south end of the bridge.



Staunton River Bridge

Looking downstream (east) from the center of the span.



Staunton River Bridge

Looking upstream (west) from the center of the span.



Staunton River Bridge

The stone abutment at the bridge's north end, which Union cavalrymen unsuccessfully tried to reach in order to set the bridge on fire. It is said that the present bridge uses the same stone supports as the wooden bridge of 1864, but with some augmentation at the top of the structures.

For the next photograph, the photographer faced in the opposite direction.



Staunton River Bridge

The first stone pile supporting the bridge on the north end of the structure.



Staunton River Bridge

Looking from the north end of the bridge.



Staunton River Bridge

Park visitors approach the south end of the bridge.



This guide to the Staunton River Bridge Battlefield is sponsored by Mitchells Publications.