McDowell County

Abandoned NS Rockhouse Creek Bridge   [Map]
Timber stringer bridge over Rockhouse Creek on Abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to pedestrians only
Abandoned NS Youngs Fork Muddy River Branch Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Youngs Fork Muddy River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Derelict/abandoned
Buck Creek Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Concrete arch bridge over Buck Creek on US 70
Open to traffic
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1942
CSX Catawba River Lake James Bridge   [Map · Street View]
Deck truss bridge over SR 1501/Yancey Road on Clinchfield Rr
Open to traffic
Built 1907
CSX NC1802 Overpass   [Map]
Concrete arch bridge over NC 1802/Vein Mountain Road on Clinchfield Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1907
CSX US-70 Overpass   [Map]
Steel stringer bridge over US-70 on CSX Railroad, Blue Ridge Subdivision
Open to traffic
Built 1936
Lake James Spillway Bridge   [Map]
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake James Spillway on NC 126
Replaced by a new bridge
Constructed in 1919 across the Lake James Spillway and replaced by a new bridge downstream in 1981 when dam was rehabilitated by Duke Energy
Old CSX US-70 Overpass   [Map]
Concrete rigid frame bridge on CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT), Blue Ridge Subdivision
Open to traffic
Originally built by the Clinchfield Railroad in 1921 to cross US-70, it was quickly deemed too narrow & US-70 bypassed this overpass just a few feet to the north.
The Clinchfield Loops - A: Ridge Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Blue Ridge, Eastern Continental Divide on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
Built as part of the S & W's Altapass to Marion segment; rehabilitated 1958. The following tunnels are labeled beginning with "A" as the line descends the Blue Ridge.
The Clinchfield Loops - D: 1st Washburn Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Washburn Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
1st Washburn Tunnel is the 41st tunnel on the historic Clinchfield Railroad, and 4th on the descent of the railroad down the Blue Ridge to Ashford, NC
The Clinchfield Loops - E: 2nd Washburn Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Washburn Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
Built as part of the S & W's Altapass to Marion segment; north end rehabilitated 1925, south end rehabilitated 1913
The Clinchfield Loops - F: Quinn Knob Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Quinn;s Knob Ridge, an offshoot of Washburn Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
Quinn Knob Tunnel is the 6th tunnel on the Clinchfield Railroad's historic 'Loops' line descending the Blue Ridge, and is the 43rd tunnel on the line built from Elkhorn City, KY to Spartanburg, SC
The Clinchfield Loops - G: 3rd Washburn Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Washburn Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
The third in a series of tunnels that surround Washburn Ridge, in the Clinchfield Railroad's historic descent from the Blue Ridge to the Atlantic coast , tunnel rehabilitated 1913
The Clinchfield Loops - I: Lower Bridle Path Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Bridle Path Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
Built as part of the S & W Railway's historic Altapass to Marion segment
The Clinchfield Loops - J: Speedy Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Short Extension of the Blue Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
Built as part of the S & W's Altapass to Marion segment; rehabilitated 1914
The Clinchfield Loops - K: Lower Pine Ridge Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Pine Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
Built as part of the S & W's Altapass to Marion segment; rehabilitated 1914
The Clinchfield Loops - L: Bird Ridge Tunnel   [Map]
Tunnel under Bird Ridge on Clinchfield Railroad (now CSX)
Open to traffic
Built as part of the S & W's Altapass to Marion segment; rehabilitated 1914