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NS - Kanawha Canal Bridge

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N&WRR - Kanawha Canal Bridge

Richmond VA

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #289437

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Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Kanawah Canal connecting James River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built by Southern Railway 1929, gears removed and bridge welded into place 1982
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Movable pony plate girder bascule, Scherzer rolling lift design
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.52679, -77.42173   (decimal degrees)
37°31'36" N, 77°25'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/286003/4156069 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 62009 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: added build and "closure" dates, and photo
  • November 22, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 28, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 3, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 17, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 26, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • July 26, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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