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Boylan Avenue Bridge


Viewed from tracks

Viewed from tracks

Photo from Library of Congress


BH Photo #431481



Two street-railway separation bridges are located on South Boylan Avenue between West Martin and West Hargett Streets. The inventoried bridge is a riveted structural street Warren through truss, 150.0 feet between main support pins, 24.0 foot clear roadway, and provides a minimum vertical clearance of 17.6 feet. Wooden deck sidewalks, 8.0 feet wide, are cantilevered outside the truss on each side. This bridge was built in 1913 for the Seaboard Airline Railway Company (presently the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company). The reinforced concrete substructure was constructed by Charles V. York, Contractor, of Raleigh, North Carolina. The superstructure was fabricated and erected by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company of Roanoke, Virginia. The second bridge is reinforced concrete deck slab, 49 feet in length of three spans (16 feet, 17 feet, 16 feet), and provided a clear roadway width of 26.0 feet with 7 foot sidewalks on each side. - Library of Congress


Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Seaboard Coast Line Tracks on Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1913 by Virginia Bridge and Iron Company, closed & replaced 1981
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Warren through truss with all verticals
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.77740, -78.64951   (decimal degrees)
35°46'39" N, 78°38'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/712456/3961808 (zone/easting/northing)
315 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 82258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2018: Added by Scott B.