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Smith River Carolina & Northwestern Railroad Bridge

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Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2017

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BH Photo #401079

Map 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Smith River on CNWRR/NSRR
Location
Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- Carolina & Northwestern Railroad (Ca&NW)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.0 ft.
Total length: 792.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.51365, -79.75083   (decimal degrees)
36°30'49" N, 79°45'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/611852/4041647 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 78107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected RR: Chicago & Northwestern did not operate in the Carolinas
  • August 26, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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