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Norfolk Southern Alston Avenue Overpass

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Norfolk Southern Alston Avenue Overpass pano5

Looking North at bridge 4 southernmost

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in February 2015

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BH Photo #319122

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Description 

There Are four bridges at this overpass. Dates are as follows-NBI 1913. Plaque on 1/4 (northern most)1915. No dates on 2/4 or 3/4. Plaque on 4/4 (southern most)1914.

Facts 

Overview
1913 Steel stringer bridge over S Alston on NSRR/CXSTRR
Location
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
1913
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Steel stringer deck girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 92.9 ft.
Also called
CSX - Alston Ave Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.98415, -78.88949   (decimal degrees)
35°59'03" N, 78°53'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/690266/3984249 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Durham
Inventory numbers
000000000630067
BH 66062 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: photos
  • March 19, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "North Carolina Railroad Co."
  • February 16, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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