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CSX - Mechums River Bridge

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C & O Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by Panoramio user G Day

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

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BH Photo #267626

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Overview
Deck truss bridge over Mechums River and US 250 in Charlottesville
Location
Albemarle County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSXT)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 131.9 ft.
Total length: 357.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.06165, -78.64868   (decimal degrees)
38°03'42" N, 78°38'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/706280/4215265 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crozet
Inventory numbers
VA 599 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33546 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 3, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 24, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Adjusted GPS coordinates

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CSX - Mechums River Bridge
Posted March 31, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Could 1932 be the rehabilitation date? It looks like a pair of riveted truss lines were added to the original pin connected deck truss. The original truss looks like it may date to the late 1890s.