Fifth Street Viaduct
Environment, From West, Showing Fifth Street Viaduct In Its Immediate Setting, Crossing Bacon's Quarter Branch Valley In Richmond, Virginia
Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #312388
The Fifth Street Viaduct is a reinforced concrete bridge consisting of seven double-span rigid frames supported on expansion piers and stiff towers. Built in 1933 by the Richmond Bridge Corporation with aid from the U.S. Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the viaduct carries Fifth Street over Bacon's Quarter Branch valley to link the Richmond neighborhoods of Highland Park and Jackson Ward. A representative rigid frame reinforced concrete viaduct of the 1920-1940 period, the Fifth Street Viaduct is a significant multiple-span bridge designed by the prominent New York City bridge engineer Alfredo C. Janni.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over CSX Railroad & Valley Road on 5th Street
- Richmond, Virginia
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1935; Replaced 1996
- - Alfredo C. Janni
- T.A. Loving Co. of Goldsboro, North Carolina
- - Streetcar
- Virginia Electric & Power Co. (VEPCO)
- Virginia Transit Co. (VTC)
- Concrete rigid frame
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 1,185.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.55251, -77.42766 (decimal degrees)
37°33'09" N, 77°25'40" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/285552/4158937 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- VA 21300 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 65277 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 4, 2015: Added by Dave King
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER VA-67 - Fifth Street Viaduct, Spanning Bacon's Quarter Branch Valley on Fifth Street, Richmond, Independent City, VA