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CSX - Hilton Drawbridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Irma Hale in July 2011

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BH Photo #205690

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Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Northeast Cape Fear River on CSX Railroad
Location
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1971
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
- McLean Contracting Co. of Baltimore, Maryland (Erector)
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Design
Warren truss bascule span with deck girder approaches
Also called
SBD - Hilton Drawbridge
SCL - Hilton Drawbridge
CSX - Cape Fear River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.25870, -77.94815   (decimal degrees)
34°15'31" N, 77°56'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/228528/3794774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Castle Hayne
Inventory number
BH 49215 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 17, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added offical name for bridge
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 27, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 12, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 29, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 24, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • August 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited builder to show which one was the fabricator and which one was the erector.
  • July 27, 2011: Added by Irma Hale

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Hilton Railroad Bridge
Posted August 23, 2012, by Sean Mitchell (Bio-d-max [at] comcast [dot] net)

Bridge steel and some preassembly completed by Bethlehem steel in baltimore. Spans were barged to site and the bridge and the cranes which constructed it were done by McLean Contracting Company, baltimore md. 1972. At the time, it was the longest bascule span on east coast. George Mitchell built a "Derrick" to set the spans, which was named the "cape fear", and is still in use today! The bridge was built by McLean Contracting company.

Hilton Railroad Bridge
Posted August 23, 2012, by Sean Mitchell (Bio-d-max [at] comcast [dot] net)

Bridge steel and some preassembly completed by Bethlehem steel in baltimore. Spans were barged to site and the bridge and the cranes which constructed it were done by McLean Contracting Company, baltimore md. 1972. At the time, it was the longest bascule span on east coast. George Mitchell built a "Derrick" to set the spans, which was named the "cape fear", and is still in use today! The bridge was built by McLean Contracting company.