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ACL - Baines Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Baines Creek on Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Location
Portsmouth, Virginia
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1912
Railroad
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
Design
Swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.82806, -76.36407   (decimal degrees)
36°49'41" N, 76°21'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/378354/4076666 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norfolk South
Inventory number
BH 63683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (62)
Built 1912 (787)
Built during 1910s (9,227)
Lost (22,103)
Movable (2,840)
Portsmouth, Virginia (7)
Railroad (14,303)
Swing (1,355)
Virginia (1,107)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2014: Updated by Luke: GPS Fix to Baines Creek
  • October 16, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

ACL - Baines Creek Bridge
Posted February 6, 2015, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I don't believe that's the 1912 bridge though. The details say it was a swing bridge. I'm assuming it was a through truss.

ACL - Baines Creek Bridge
Posted February 6, 2015, by Clyde Nordan (oldetownephotos [at] aol [dot] com)

Still exists, but abandoned. Residents trying to get it removed as kids play on it and one drowned last year.