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Marshall Street Viaduct

Photos 

General View Of Viaduct Looking Toward Southeast End

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #339620

Map 

Description 

Marshall St. Viaduct is a representative example of early 20th century steel viaduct construction. It is also a good example of the methods used by urban railway companies in overcoming long grades.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Shockoe Creek, Southern Railway, & Seaboard Coast Line Railroad on Marshall Street
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Removed
History
Built 1911; Rehabilitated 1933-34; Trolley service ends 1953; Removed 1973
Builders
- Burton Construction Co. of Richmond, Virginia (Contractor)
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1933-34 Rehabilitation)
Railroads
- Richmond & Manchester Railway
- Richmond-Henrico Railway
- Streetcar
- Virginia Electric & Power Co. (VEPCO)
- Virginia Transit Co. (VTC)
Design
Warren deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53762, -77.42639   (decimal degrees)
37°32'15" N, 77°25'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/285622/4157281 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 69734 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2017: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 19, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • HAER VA-27 - Marshall Street Viaduct, Marshall Street from College through Twenty-first Streets, Richmond, Independent City, VA
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com