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Town Fork Creek Southern Railway Bridge (Germanton)


Southern most pier. Pier 1.

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in January 2016


BH Photo #348625


Dimensions are estimates


Lost Bridge over Town Fork Creek on Southern Railway
Germanton, Stokes County, North Carolina
Removed but not replaced
- Atlantic and Yadkin Railway
- Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railway
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.26855, -80.21693   (decimal degrees)
36°16'07" N, 80°13'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/570336/4014019 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Walnut Cove
Inventory number
BH 70715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2016: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley


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


Town Fork Creek Southern Railway Bridge (Germanton)
Posted July 12, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ronald Bauguess,

Thank You for the information. I think I have made the appropriate changes. If you have the time look and see if it looks correct and definitely check out other bridges in the area for mistakes. Please feel free to correct anything you know to be wrong.


Town Fork Creek Norfolk and Western Railway Bridge (Germanton)
Posted July 11, 2016, by Ronald Bauguess (N2302Z28 [at] msn [dot] com)

This Bridge was part of the Cape fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad Build in 1887. It later became the Atlantic & Yadkin and later the Southern Railway.

It was never part of the Norfolk & Western.

Ex Yadkin Valley Railroad Engineer

Town Fork Creek RR bridge
Posted February 1, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Need help here from the RR gurus. Feel free to add the RR name to bridge name as well.

Thank You Royce