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CSX - NC38 Overpass

Photos 

Seaboard Air Line 1

CSX train crosses over a bridge still lettered for SAL

Photo taken by Joseph Hinson

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BH Photo #344988

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete encased steel stringer bridge over Highway 38 on CSX Railroad
Location
Hamlet, Richmond County, North Carolina
Status
Open
History
Built 1938
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Also called
SBD - NC38 Overpass
SCL - NC38 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.87922, -79.69294   (decimal degrees)
34°52'45" N, 79°41'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/619450/3860427 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hamlet
Inventory number
BH 70434 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
3,500

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 12, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "Concrete encased steel stringer"
  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added NBI info
  • January 2, 2016: Added by Joseph Hinson

Sources 

  • Joseph Hinson - joethephotog [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

CSX - NC38 Overpass
Posted June 3, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Clark,when you all mentioned about steel encased in concrete i remember seeing up close and personal a steel beam encased in concrete on a bridge like this that a short line operates over in Bucks County just south of Quakertown Pa.Me and my fiancee both saw it and i took a picture of it.The hole was pretty big.Don't know if they sealed it back up or not.Funny how you can talk about something and then remember it.

CSX - NC38 Overpass
Posted June 2, 2017, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's what I was thinking may have been done here Clark.

CSX - NC38 Overpass
Posted June 2, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I've noticed, around western Missouri at least, that some rail bridges were made with steel stringers spanning the abutments, then encased completely in concrete.

It's hard to say whether this would be considered well protected stringers or a heavily reinforced slab.

CSX - NC38 Overpass
Posted June 2, 2017, by Matt Lohry

Definitely not a steel stringer, but not a concrete rigid frame either--I would probably call this a slab.

CSX - NC38 Overpass
Posted May 31, 2017, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

NBI calls this a steel stringer.