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NS - Cates Creek

Photos 

Cates Creek Bridge | by madurobob

View of the East side

madurobob

View this photo at flic.kr

BH Photo #347427

Map 

Description 

Old brick-foundation bridge over Cates Creek just South of the interstate 85 bridge over Cates Creek and over the NS rails this bridge supports. Access requires some minor hiking along city right of way, either from the nearby Wal-Mart parking lot or from the nearby Becket's Ridge development

A few additional pics from flickr here: https://flic.kr/p/CYeZPB https://flic.kr/p/CzdYEs https://flic.kr/p/D5AEno

Brick abutments are the same mid to late 1800's abutments used along this line-Royce

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Cates Creek on Norfolk Southern Railroad, Amtrack
Location
Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR)
Design
Deck plate girder. Twin steel I-beams with diagonal cross braces. Beams sit on concrete lintels that sit on large, old brick and mortar pillars.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.05713, -79.08969   (decimal degrees)
36°03'26" N, 79°05'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/672057/3991973 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hillsborough
Inventory number
BH 70658 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2018: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 9, 2018: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "Mt. Vernon Bridge Co."
  • January 26, 2016: Added by madurobob

Sources 

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