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CSX - Escambia Bay Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in June 2012

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BH Photo #233963

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Raised railroad bridge over Escambia Bay on CSX Railroad
Location
Pensacola, Santa Rosa County, Florida, and Escambia County, Florida
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1989
Builder
- Johnson Construction Co. of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.52425, -87.14512   (decimal degrees)
30°31'27" N, 87°08'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/486077/3376887 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pace
Inventory number
BH 49088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2012: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • February 10, 2012: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • February 10, 2012: Updated by Calvin Sneed: We've had this discussion before...A spokesperson for the company says "CSX Railroad" is a division of CSXT, but the railroad division is still called "CSX. Railroad"

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Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net

Comments 

CSX - Escambia Bay Bridge
Posted February 28, 2015, by Jackie Gudgel (jgudgel2 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I was on the erection crew that built this bridge.

This was one of the fondest memories of my youth,

There were 6 erectors, 1 crane operator & the supervisor,,, his name was Curly. What a great time to be alive, the world was a different place back then.

CSX - Escambia Bay Bridge
Posted November 26, 2014, by Dave Oram (DAOCedar [at] gmail [dot] com)

The precast concrete segmental railroad bridge was put in service at the end of May 1988 with the dedication ceremory occurring on June 4, 1988. I believe it remains the only precast segmental bridge carrying freight railroad loadings in the US. The bridge is 11,648 feet long and consists of 110 simply supported 100 ft long spans, a three span continuous section over the navigation channel (100ft-170ft-100ft) and 13 each 24 ft long trestle spans on the Milton, FL end. Near the east end, several of the spans are cast as curved spans. Construction of the project began in June of 1985. A precast yard was established on the west side of the bridge and construction progressed from west to east. After the bridge was placed in service, the former bridge was removed. The bridge tenders house is now located at the RR museum in Milton, FL. The former through truss swing span became scrap metal. The timber trestle was removed and timber piling pulled.

CSXT Escambia Bay Bridge
Posted January 31, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Right or wrong, I have always just called them CSX. That's what it says on their engines. See: http://cmpakarlsen.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/csx5502.jpg

CSXT Escambia Bay Bridge
Posted January 31, 2012, by Gary Sprandel (jaidite [at] aol [dot] com)

It's just CSX, while the full company name is CSX Transportation CSXT is primarily used as reporting marks (the railroad initials usually above the road number and other data on the side of a rail car.) on rail cars due to the fact that in terms of railroad reporting marks an X suffix indicates a private (shipper owned) owned car.