Manchester & Free Bridges

Manchester & Free Bridges (HMFZD)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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N 37° 32.028', W 77° 26.488'

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By 1873, complaints about Mayo's' tolls led to the opening of the Free Bridge.

The day after the Free Bridge opened, thousands crowded onto it to watch the Reverend John Jasper conduct a large group-baptism ceremony in the river.

For years, the only James River crossing for pedestrians and vehicles was Mayo's toll bridge, at 14th Street. Richmond's first "free" bridge was built east of here in 1873. Today's Manchester Bridge, built in 1972, includes a legally mandated free walkway.
Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284278 N 4156892
Decimal Degrees37.53380000, -77.44146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.028', W 77° 26.488'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 1.68" N, 77° 26' 29.28" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 S 9th St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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