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NS - New River Bridge - Narrows

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Norfolk Southern RxR Bridge over the New River

Photo taken by Irma Hale in July 2011

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BH Photo #319277

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over New River on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Location
Narrows, Giles County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in early 1970s to allow abandonment of Virgianian Ry west of here
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 1,270.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.33949, -80.79196   (decimal degrees)
37°20'22" N, 80°47'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/518427/4132555 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Narrows
Inventory number
BH 58275 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2019: New Street View added by Jeff Wieland
  • March 16, 2019: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories "American Bridge Co.", "10-panel truss"
  • July 10, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 18, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Approaches, spans, RR, skew, Dimensions
  • March 25, 2015: New photos from Irma Hale
  • December 16, 2014: Added by Dave King
  • October 3, 2013: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jeff Wieland