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CSX - NC70 Overpass

Photo 

Ncdeckgirder

Double span deck girder on 197 in North Carolina

Photo taken by Bob Lawrence in November 2012

BH Photo #243581

Map 

Description 

Although there is a 1927 deck girder span just to the west of this bridge, the date plates on this double span are 1907, which would be correct for the date that the Clinchfield was being laid from Spartanburg SC to Elkhorn City KY.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Rooster Roost Road, Rooster Roost Creek on CSX Railroad
Location
Mitchell County, North Carolina, and Yancey County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Original bridge on the Clinchfield Railroad going into the Toe River/Nolichucky Gorge
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Design
Deck plate girder, double span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 138.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
CSX - Pigeonroost Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.04605, -82.29911   (decimal degrees)
36°02'46" N, 82°17'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/382978/3989837 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huntdale
Elevation
2072 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 54595 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Fixed builder's section.
  • November 25, 2012: Added by Bob Lawrence

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