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NS - Old Trading Path Bridge

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Dimmocks Mill

As viewed from the SW corner of the bridge, from Kings Highway park.

Photo taken by madurobob in December 2016

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BH Photo #373164

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Description 

On the NE edge of Kings Highway Park just West of Hillsborough, NC and 1/4 mile East of the King's Highway Park Bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/nc/orange/ns-eno-river/). This bridge spans a road that was originally the continuation of Dimmocks Mill Rd North of the historic mill site. Running parallel to the tracks about a hundred feet South is the intersection of historic Salisbury rd and the highway to Wilmington, NC; part of the original network of colonial (and pre-colonial) trading paths, that ran from Boston to Charleston (AKA "Great Trading Path")

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Old Trading Path Trail on Norfolk Southern / NCRR
Location
Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
Status
Regular use
History
The road this bridge crosses was there before the railroad was build, so we know there was a span there from the outset (late 1850s). No idea if and when its been updated.
Design
Deck girder. large steel I-beams as support legs with a mix of concrete and steel I-beam lintels that support the wooden deck and rails.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Also called
Historic Dimmock's Mill Rd Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.07252, -79.12918   (decimal degrees)
36°04'21" N, 79°07'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/668466/3993612 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74810 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2016: Added by madurobob

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