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YAN - North Toe River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Toe River on Yancey Railroad
Location
Yancey County, North Carolina, and Mitchell County, North Carolina
Status
Collapsed
History
Abandoned 1977 due to flood-weakened piers; One span damaged by a bulldozer & collapsed 2003; Burned ?, Removed via helicopter ca. 2008
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroad
- Yancey Railroad (YAN; YRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.94414, -82.18702   (decimal degrees)
35°56'39" N, 82°11'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/392939/3978403 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Micaville
Inventory number
BH 61922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2018: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "5-panel truss"
  • July 25, 2014: Added by Luke

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