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NS - Mill Creek Concrete Arch

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Mill Creek Concrete Arch Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by John Ruppe in July 2019

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BH Photo #453495

Map 

Description 

This bridge is on "The Loops" of the Norfolk Southern Asheville- Salisbury mainline. It is near Andrews Geyser in the Old Fort, N.C. vicinity. It is used by rail traffic on an everyday basis.

The railroad began as the 5 ft. gauge Western N.C. Railroad. Then Richmond & Danville. Followed by Southern Railway and finally Norfolk Southern.

Notice the erosion damage to the on the right side of the bridge. There is a corrugated metal support on the far right of the photo that has been attached for support.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel bridge over Mill Creek on Railroad
Location
McDowell County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic, but
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch bridge.
Also called
Mill Creek Bridge No. 009
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.64869, -82.23981   (decimal degrees)
35°38'55" N, 82°14'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/387762/3945691 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86148 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (12,155)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,026)
Deck arch (11,392)
McDowell County, North Carolina (32)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,948)
North Carolina (965)
Open (39,974)
Owned by railroad (12,493)
Railroad (15,599)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2019: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Design
  • July 30, 2019: Added by John Ruppe

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com