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W&W - Roanoke River Bridge

Photos 

Looking North-Main channel

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in November 2015

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BH Photo #348097

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The date used for this bridge is the date for the current deck girder bridge 1960. It appears there was a previous truss bridge here judging by the piers. I believe that bridge was built in 1910.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Roanoke River on Wilmingtin & Weldon Railroad
Location
Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, and Northampton County, North Carolina
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad
- Wilmington & Weldon Railroad (W&W)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.43096, -77.59081   (decimal degrees)
36°25'51" N, 77°35'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/267749/4034869 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 69253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added date and description
  • September 19, 2015: New Street View added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • civilwaralbum.com - Wilmington & Weldon R/R Trestle
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com