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Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge

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Ruins of Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge

"Ruins of Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge" courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art - Gallery Images-www.metmuseum.org

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BH Photo #295872

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Description 

Pine plank bridge (2844') built 1838 it was destroyed by the Confederate States Army in preparation for the fall of Richmond in 1865. It was rebuilt the following year (2862')and burned again in 1882. It was rebuilt as a truss the third time.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Destroyed during the Civil War and again in 1882
Design
Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 153.0 ft.
Total length: 2,862.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53211, -77.44348   (decimal degrees)
37°31'56" N, 77°26'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/284096/4156709 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 63157 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 5, 2017: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 26, 2014: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Sources 

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