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C&O - Cranesnest River Bridge

Photo 

Cranesnest bridge

Deck girder over Cranesnest River

Photo taken by Bob Lawrence in December 2011

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BH Photo #221627

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Description 

Picture is looking east. Rail is Beth Lackawana 1972. Bridge is sturdy, but concrete pier is showing its age. Line is a disused C&O.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Cranesnest River on C&O
Location
Dickenson County, Virginia
Status
Abandoned
History
Probably replaced an earlier bridge.
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroad
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.07217, -82.26214   (decimal degrees)
37°04'20" N, 82°15'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/387803/4103623 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nora
Elevation
1419 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 50496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2011: Added by Bob Lawrence