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NS - Old NC10 Overpass

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University Station Bridge | by madurobob

View from West side

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BH Photo #346324

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Description 

Bridge over Old NC 10 for the University Railroad serving UNC and running from University Station (a few hundred yards north of this bridge) to the University about 9 miles South. Rail line was completed in 1882 and acquired by Southern Railroad a couple of decades later.

Rail line initially installed to carry students to and from the university. Now it only carries coal to the power plant at the university. Some history here: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orangecounty...

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over SR 1710, old NC 10 on University Railroad, Southern Railroad
Location
Orange County, North Carolina
Status
Used to carry coal to Chapel Hill
History
Line was completed in 1882. Bridge construction date unknown
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- State University Railroad (SUR)
Design
Large wooden trestles support four large steel I beams that carry the ties and track. See pics
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.03300, -79.03381   (decimal degrees)
36°01'59" N, 79°02'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/677145/3989397 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70590 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
5,100

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2016: Added by madurobob

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