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CSX - James River Arch Bridge

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C. Middlebrook, July 2011

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Description 

Designed by John E. Greiner. Also known as the "Million Dollar Bridge" when constructed.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Riverside Drive on railroad tracks in Richmond
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1919 by the Atlantic Coast Line RR, and the RF&P Railroad
Builders
- J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore, Maryland & Chicago, Illinois (Designer)
- W.W. Boxley & Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroads
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad (RFP)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 2,200.2 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
A-Line Bridge
ACL - James River Arch Bridge
RFP - James River Arch Bridge
CSX A-Line Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53387, -77.49553   (decimal degrees)
37°32'02" N, 77°29'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/279501/4157025 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory numbers
VA 21278 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33819 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
3,000

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • September 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Atlantic Coast Line Railroad", "Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad"
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • January 18, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified type as this is an open spandrel arch bridge.
  • January 18, 2012: Updated by Loyd Lowry: Added / edited information
  • July 18, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated GPS

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Loyd Lowry - loydplowry [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

CSX Railroad Bridge
Posted January 18, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Beautiful photo Loyd!