Rating:
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L&N - Toccoa River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in November 2009

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BH Photo #149932

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Toccoa River on the abandoned Louisville & Nashville Railroad Murphy branch
Location
Fannin County, Georgia
Status
Abandoned 1982
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.90666, -84.28703   (decimal degrees)
34°54'24" N, 84°17'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/747875/3866051 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mineral Bluff
Inventory number
BH 43670 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,048)
Fannin County, Georgia (13)
Georgia (551)
Louisville & Nashville Railroad (166)
Owned by railroad (9,895)
Pin-connected (3,265)
Pratt through truss (4,617)
Pratt truss (8,053)
Railroad (13,165)
Through truss (12,926)
Truss (29,506)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • February 2, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Status
  • November 28, 2009: Added by Eddie Douthitt

Sources 

Comments 

Toccoa River Railroad Bridge
Posted November 11, 2011, by Charlie (rrengineer [at] ellijay [dot] com)

The bridge is still functional. Although the train does not go to Mineral Bluff, it could. The line is intact between Murphy Junction and Mineral Bluff and periodically hosts railroad motorcar trips. The depot at Mineral Bluff has been refurbished and houses a model railroad club. The portion of the line that was removed was from Mineral Bluff to Murphy, NC. The line from Murphy to Andrews and further east is still intact and is part of the Great Smokey Mountains Railroad.

Toccoa River Railroad Bridge
Posted February 1, 2010, by Bob Morgan (morgans212 [at] nc [dot] rr [dot] com)

This bridge is on the former Murphy Branch of the L&N. It connected to the Southern RR at Murphy. L&N became part of Seaboard System in 1982. The last train on the Murphy Branch ran that year, the tracks were torn up soon after.

info from "Louisville & Nashville's Atlanta Division" by Michael George

Toccoa River Railroad Bridge
Posted February 1, 2010, by Bob MOrgan (morgans212 [at] nc [dot] rr [dot] com)

This bridge is on the former Murphy Branch of the L&N. It connected to the Southern RR at Murphy. L&N became part of Seaboard System in 1982. The last train on the Murphy Branch ran that year, the tracks were torn up soon after.

info from "Louisville & Nashville's Atlanta Division" by Michael George

Toccoa River Railroad Bridge
Posted February 1, 2010, by Bob MOrgan (morgans212 [at] nc [dot] rr [dot] com)

This bridge is on the former Murphy Branch of the L&N. It connected to the Southern RR at Murphy. L&N became part of Seaboard System in 1982. The last train on the Murphy Branch ran that year, the tracks were torn up soon after.

info from "Louisville & Nashville's Atlanta Division" by Michael George

Toccoa River Railroad Bridge
Posted January 4, 2010, by JT (talmo346 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe the L&N RR was abandoned here sometime in the mid to late 80's with tracks removed. It is difficult today to make out where the track went through Mineral Bluff nearby. The railroad was restored as a tourist RR south of Blue Ridge, but was abandoned between there and Murphy, NC where the line went.

Toccoa River Railroad Bridge
Posted November 28, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

It's one of those rare "pratt-trestle" combo bridges. ha ha.