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SAL - Roanoke River Bridge

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Looking North-Main channel

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in November 2015

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BH Photo #348097

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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 Seaboard Air Line RR
    Location
    Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, and Northampton County, North Carolina
    Status
    Derelict/abandoned
    History
    Abandoned in 1968 in favor of ACL bridge; several spans removed
    Railroads
    - Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad
    - Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
    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)
    Quadrangle map:
    Weldon
    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
    • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com