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Riverside Park Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in January 2017

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BH Photo #377939

Map 

Description 

Designed by Albert Fink, the bridge was originally part of the mainline used by the Norfolk and Western Railroad for its trains from 1870 to 1893. In 1893, it was moved to Old Forest and Halsey Roads and used for vehicular traffic to cross over the Norfolk and Western mainline. It was moved again in 1985 to its present location in Riverside Park and is used as a pedestrian bridge. It is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Facts 

Overview
Fink Deck truss bridge over unknown creek on Trail
Location
Lynchburg, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1870 for Norfolk & Western RR, moved to Old Forest road for car use over N&W Mainline in 1893, then moved to current location in 1985
Builder
- Albert Fink of Lauterbach, Hesse, Germany
Design
Fink Deck Truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.44004, -79.16549   (decimal degrees)
37°26'24" N, 79°09'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/662289/4145268 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynchburg
Inventory number
BH 49650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 17, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • September 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added categories

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • flickr picture of bridge - Fink Deck Truss
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Riverside Park Bridge
Posted September 17, 2011, by J.P.

This bridge is a fink deck truss and a picture on flickr is included.