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New River Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Bridge

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Current bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in February 2017

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BH Photo #381137

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Description 

Burned by Union Forces May 10, 1864

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over New River on V&TRR
Location
Fairlawn, Pulaski County, Virginia, and Radford, Virginia
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built ca1855, burned by Union Forces 1864
Railroad
- Virginia and Tennessee Railroad
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 780.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.13401, -80.58269   (decimal degrees)
37°08'02" N, 80°34'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/537065/4109820 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75856 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

New River Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Bridge
Posted March 2, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The curved piers are original to the 1888 N&W bridge. The V&T bridge was the original bridge on the current NS bridge. I have corrected the posting.

New River Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Bridge
Posted March 2, 2017, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Were these piers reused for the successor bridge? Was the original bridge, which was burned, also curved?