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CSX Cleveland Street Overpass

Photo 

Wofford Railroad Bridge

I generated a shall we say interesting response for a city LEO while I was about to make this shot. Click on the Flickr link and read the detailed caption for me.

Photo taken by Joseph Hinson

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BH Photo #255568

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Description 

A multi track bridge that crosses Cleveland Street in Spartanburg, SC. It is lettered for Wofford, which is not a railroad company, but the nearby college. I have heard, but not confirmed, that it is lettered for Wofford because in the past, the bridge would be vandalized and it was assumed that if it was painted for the college, then the kids would take some ownership of the bridge and stop that.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Cleveland Street on CSX Railroad (former Clinchfield)
Location
Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.95909, -81.92945   (decimal degrees)
34°57'33" N, 81°55'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/415142/3868901 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spartanburg
Inventory number
BH 56490 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2013: Added by Joseph Hinson

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Comments 

CSX Cleveland Street Overpass
Posted August 23, 2013, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I cannot confirm what the description says about painting with the school name to keep vandals from painting it, but if it is true, it works because I live in Spartanburg & I have never seen that bridge with any vandalism on it.