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Williams Viaduct

Photos 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

J.P. Bell Co. Inc.

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BH Photo #378183

Map 

Description 

Bridge project was funded by the City of Lynchburg, as well as the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, the Norfolk & Western Railway & the Southern Railway.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over James River on 5th Street
Location
Lynchburg, Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1918 caried US 29
Builder
- M.M. Elkan of Macon, Georgia
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.41891, -79.13890   (decimal degrees)
37°25'08" N, 79°08'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/664687/4142971 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynchburg
Inventory number
BH 75514 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 7, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder
  • February 7, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Comments 

Williams Viaduct
Posted September 25, 2020, by Garland R. Harper (grharper [at] aol [dot] com)

The 1918 structure was funded in large part by the three railroads that congregated in downtown Lynchburg in the early 20th century in order to carry the increasing automobile traffic over the railroads instead of at grade.

Williams Viaduct
Posted May 17, 2017, by Mike Rosenberger (mfrosenberger [at] gmail [dot] com)

Suggested correction: Williams Viaduct connected at 7th Street.

FYI... the bridge it replaced connected at 9th Street. The bridge that replaced the Williams Viaduct connects at 5th Street.