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NS - Yadkin River Bridge (South)


Three Spans

The bridge shares its piers with a nearly identical bridge.

Photo taken by Matthew Ridpath


BH Photo #135488


Warren deck truss bridge over Yadkin River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Davidson County, North Carolina, and Rowan County, North Carolina
Open to traffic
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Four-span Warren deck truss with riveted connections
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.72224, -80.39150   (decimal degrees)
35°43'20" N, 80°23'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/555034/3953312 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 41794 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added NCRR
  • March 19, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 7, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath
  • March 16, 2009: Added by Matthew Ridpath


  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge
Posted April 3, 2009, by Ann Brownlee (whigkid at bellsouth dot net)

downriver of two adjoining Norfolk Southern bridges, built in 1919 on original c. 1855 granite block piers and abutments

Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge
Posted March 16, 2009, by Matthew Ridpath

These are two distinct bridges at this crossing, and share only abutments and piers, though for this reason it might be tempting to consider them to be one bridge. This structure, which is downstream of its near-twin, appears to be the newer of the two. Not only is there far less rust on it, but there are a few bolted parts, though not on any critical connections in the truss; these are all riveted. For the most part the designs are the same. Each bridge features latticed members, for example. I saw trains pass over both bridges while I was in the kayak. I just wish I knew the age of each bridge, so I could post it here. Any information that could be added would be appreciated.