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Duke University Steam Plant Bridge

Photos 

Duke Steam Plant Bridge pano2

Looking NE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in February 2015

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BH Photo #316690

Map 

Description 

This bridge was built in 1926-27 as a spur to bring coal to Duke University's East Campus steam plant . It has been converted for pedestrian traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Parking lot on Pedestrian
Location
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1926-27 for Duke University's East Campus steam plant
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 138.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.00323, -78.91642   (decimal degrees)
36°00'12" N, 78°54'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/687793/3986313 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Northwest Durham
Inventory number
BH 66148 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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