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NS - Albemarle Sound Trestle

Photos 

North end

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BH Photo #198898

Map 

Description 

On July 5, 1957, at 12:02am, a freight train derailed off the trestle going 10 miles per hour. The wreck killed two people, and injured three. The trestle had suffered extensive damage from the wreck, as seen in pictures 3 through 8.

GPS marks the southern end of the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bascule bridge over Albemarle Sound on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Edenton, Washington County, North Carolina
Status
Removed
History
Built 1910 for the Suffolk & Carolina Railway, removed ca. 1987
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
- Suffolk & Carolina Railway (S&C)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 26,664.0 ft. (5.0 mi.)
Also called
SOU - Albemarle Sound Trestle
S&C - Albemarle Sound Trestle
William F. Knorr Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.94014, -76.60317   (decimal degrees)
35°56'24" N, 76°36'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/355394/3978496 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roper North
Inventory number
BH 48676 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 23, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 22, 2015: Updated by Luke: Re-tweaked entry to make the bridge go Washington County to Chowan County
  • June 22, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Location from 1954 quad
  • June 21, 2015: Updated by Luke: Tweaked entry to make it so the entry could go from Washington County to Chowan County
  • March 18, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 12, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • May 10, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard

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