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CSX - Roanoke River Bridge

Photos 

Rail bridge

Photo taken by Panoramio user JBTHEMILKER

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

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BH Photo #337754

Map 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Roanoke River on Railroad
Location
Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, and Northampton County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Warren deck truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 157.0 ft.
Total length: 4,074.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.43195, -77.59273   (decimal degrees)
36°25'55" N, 77°35'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/267580/4034984 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 69252 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2016: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 26, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "Virginia Bridge & Iron Co."
  • November 14, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: changed design-added dimensions-added RR-added approaches
  • September 19, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com