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FCRD - Amelia River Swing Bridge

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Amelia River Swing Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in January 2012

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BH Photo #223071

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    Facts 

    Overview
    Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Amelia River on First Coast Railroad (formerly Seaboard Air Line Railway)
    Location
    Nassau County, Florida
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1920 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.
    Builder
    - Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
    Railroads
    - First Coast Railroad (FCRD)
    - Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
    - Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
    Design
    Polygonal Warren through truss
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +30.62900, -81.48427   (decimal degrees)
    30°37'44" N, 81°29'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    17/453590/3388587 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Fernandina Beach
    Inventory number
    BH 50870 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • December 9, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • July 30, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
    • February 25, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
    • October 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
    • September 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Navigable waterway"
    • January 8, 2012: Updated by C Hanchey: Added categories "Amelia River", "First Coast Railroad"

    Sources 

    • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
    • Douglas Butler
    • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
    • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

    Comments 

    Amelia River Swing Bridge
    Posted April 12, 2013, by bill Copeland (wlcopeland [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

    I saw the pictures of the railroad bridge over the amelia river. Nice shots. How did the bridge tender get to the bridge to turn it for rail traffic. Thanks