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CSX - James River Bridge

Map 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over James River on CSX RR
Location
Amherst County, Virginia, and Campbell County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 1,025.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Skew angle
60 degrees
Also called
Nine mile Bridge
Joshua Falls bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.41696, -79.05290   (decimal degrees)
37°25'01" N, 79°03'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/672303/4142908 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kelly
Inventory number
BH 75391 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

CSX - James River Bridge
Posted September 25, 2020, by Garland R. Harper (grharper [at] aol [dot] com)

Earlier C&O Nine Mile bridge was a through truss structure. Here we are in 1972, I believe, on the Autumn Leaf Special, operated by the Old Dominion Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, approaching and passing through the bridge. Sadly, trips like this (open-air cars?! For real? at track speed!) don't happen anymore.