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CSX - Lake James Bridge

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Lake James Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Miller in September 2013

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Description 

Deck Truss bridge on CSX lines (former Clinchfield) crossing the Catawba River/backwaters of Lake James. NBI lists the bridge type as Steel Stringer, but the main span appears to be Deck Truss. NBI also lists construction date as 1950, but plaque on bridge shows 1907 construction date.

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Overview
Deck truss bridge over SR 1501/Yancey Road on Clinchfield Rr
Location
McDowell County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO)
Design
Deck Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 18.0 ft.
Total length: 811.1 ft.
Also called
Clinchfield - Lake James Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.71890, -81.98982   (decimal degrees)
35°43'08" N, 81°59'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/410472/3953223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marion East
Inventory number
BH 58083 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
830

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "Date Built" & "Description"
  • September 20, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

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