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SCL - Hilton Drawbridge (Old)

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SAL - Cape Fear River Bridge

Once used

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #285992

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cape Fear River on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Location
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1914 ; replaced 1971
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
Design
Warren through truss bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 1,166.0 ft.
Also called
SAL - Hilton Drawbridge
SCL - Cape Fear River Bridge (Old)
SAL - Cape Fear River Bridge (Old)
SCL - Cape Fear River Bridge (Old)
SAL - Cape Fear River Bridge (Old)
SAL - Hilton Drawbridge
SAL - Hilton Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.25873, -77.94842   (decimal degrees)
34°15'31" N, 77°56'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/228504/3794778 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Castle Hayne
Inventory number
BH 61458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 20, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 20, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected RR
  • June 19, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

SAL - Cape Fear River Bridge
Posted June 20, 2014, by Anonymous

The CSX rolling lift bridge replaced an earlier Strauss bascule bridge Seaboard Air line RR