N&W - Little River Bridge
Looks to be the exact twin of the Eno River bridge a couple of miles South on this same line. The bridge and the line that leads to it are on North Carolina Gamelands. So, accessible to the public year-round, but best to avoid during deer season to help ensure happy relations with hunters. There are small parking areas on both sides of Old Oxford rd where the line crosses about midway between the Eno river and Little river bridges
Pics from flickr:
View of SE side: https://flic.kr/p/D5kwES
View across bridge: https://flic.kr/p/CFq7Y8
Guard rails on approach: https://flic.kr/p/DeTs8v
Old pilings: https://flic.kr/p/D5jZdy
See a map of NC Railroads in 1890. This line is listed as "Lynchburg & Durham Railroad (comp. <1890)"
- Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Little River on Abandoned Northen and Westrern line aka Lynchburg & Durham Railroad
- Durham County, North Carolina
- Intact in good condition, in State Gamelands
- - Lynchburg & Durham Railroad (L&D)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Riveted Pratt Through Truss. Remains of original cylindrical pilings are visible, replaced with more recent and robust pilings (just as with the identical Eno river bridge a couple of miles South). Long approach though the flood plain with guard rails extending about 50 yards onto the approach.
Length of largest span: 95.0 ft.
Total length: 300.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.08512, -78.85805 (decimal degrees)
36°05'06" N, 78°51'29" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/692854/3995513 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 70575 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- June 15, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
- January 18, 2016: Added by Bob
- N&W - Eno River Bridge (Same design) - Two identical bridges - probably same overall project as this line was built in the late 1880s
- Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com