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NS Hot Springs Crossing

Photos 

TrussbridgeNC1

This is looking east

Photo taken by Bob Lawrence in June 2012

BH Photo #232979

Map 

Description 

Unusual bridge (to me). Rather complicated design. Would appreciate any input on this configuration.

Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over French Broad River on Norfolk & Southern Railroad
Location
Madison County, North Carolina
Status
Open To Traffic
History
Built in 1903 by the Phoenix Bridge Company, Phoenix PA
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Camelback pin-connected through truss, with tensioning struts
Dimensions
Total length: 310.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.88013, -82.81726   (decimal degrees)
35°52'48" N, 82°49'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/335958/3972178 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hot Springs
Elevation
1328 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 52625 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Gave it a name based on location
  • June 7, 2012: Added by Bob Lawrence

Sources 

  • Bob Lawrence
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net