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Tar River Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Pier from original bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in July 2015

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BH Photo #334043

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bridge over Tar River on SCLRR
Location
Franklin County, North Carolina, and Vance County, North Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca.1839
Railroads
- Raleigh & Gaston Railroad
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
Design
Don't know
Dimensions
Total length: 846.0 ft.
Also called
SAL - Tar River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.16841, -78.44554   (decimal degrees)
36°10'06" N, 78°26'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/729760/4005651 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kittrell
Inventory number
BH 68553 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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

Comments 

Tar River Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Bridge
Posted January 29, 2019, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

While the railroad was built around 1839 the Tar River bridge of this entry was from around 1900. The current bridge was from 1975. The really interesting thing that needs to be resurrected is the Tar River crossing before 1900 which I expect was in a different location and much lower.

Tar River Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Bridge
Posted January 29, 2019, by Bob Radcliffe (Bob [at] lynchcreek [dot] com)

At the time it was built, the tallest in the country.