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James River Atlantic, Mississippi, & Ohio Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Looking North

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in October 2016

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BH Photo #371897

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates. The bridge crossing has been there since 1845.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over James River on AM&ORR/ James River Heritage Trail
Location
Madison Heights, Amherst County, Virginia, and Lynchburg, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Atlantic, Mississippi, & Ohio Railroad (AM&O)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Rail-to-trail
- Southside Railroad
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 522.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Also called
James River Heritage Trail - West Channel James River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.41190, -79.13519   (decimal degrees)
37°24'43" N, 79°08'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/665032/4142199 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74665 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 6, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 5, 2016: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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