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CSX - James River Viaduct


Looking East as it runs toward the Triple Crossing

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in September 2017


BH Photo #409285

Street View 


Dimensions and spans are estimates. The western abutments are just before US 301, the eastern abutments are just past the intersection of Pear and Dock streets.

Old Duplicate Page had total length of 15,840.0 ft listed.


Deck plate girder bridge over James River/RR/many streets on CSX RR
Richmond, Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1901 by C&O Railway
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 9,346.0 ft. (1.8 mi.)
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Also called
Triple Crossing Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53412, -77.44498   (decimal degrees)
37°32'03" N, 77°26'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/283969/4156936 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 79245 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 7, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 3, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 14, 2015: Updated by Luke: GPS Fix
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 9, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates"
  • November 30, 2012: Photo imported by Joseph Hinson
  • December 31, 2010: Updated by Mark Frazier: Fixed typo in builder name


  • Mark Frazier - mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • RailPictures.net - Roy Evans photograph of staged photo shoot at Triple Crossing
  • Flickr - Extremely rare chance meeting of three moving trains at the Triple crossing by M Chumney.
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke


CSX - Triple Crossing Viaduct
Posted July 14, 2015, by Zane A. Winyard (winyard [dot] zane [at] gmail [dot] com)

The streetview map is wrong.

What is there is 9th street looking at the CSX viaduct with an abandoned track going under it.

It should be on I-95 looking towards the city on the southbound side. you should see the viaduct with a train sitting under it after having crossed the river.

Please change it. Thank you.