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C&O - Church Hill Trestle

Photos 

From the special collections at the Library of Virginia

Lower-Fulton Gas Works CSX Transportation Bridge. Middle right-Fulton Gas Works Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Bridge

From the special collections at the Library of Virginia

BH Photo #411364

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates. This bridge connected the Church Hill Tunnel with the Fulton Yards.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Williamsburg Ave/ Gillie Ck/Fulton Gas Works on C&ORR
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 1,067.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Fulton Gas Works Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.52361, -77.41437   (decimal degrees)
37°31'25" N, 77°24'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/286644/4155699 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 79497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (14,003)
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (78)
Deck girder (4,963)
Girder (8,965)
Have street view (25,054)
Lost (21,305)
Plate girder (6,822)
Railroad (14,226)
Richmond, Virginia (43)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,108)
Steel stringer (5,487)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,731)
Virginia (1,095)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2017: Updated by Luke: Common name per local railfan/history buff
  • November 21, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 20, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley

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