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Broad Street Richmond African Burial Ground Bridge

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Looking NE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in November 2017

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BH Photo #411697

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete encased steel stringer over Richmond African Burial Ground on E Broad St
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Railroads
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Rail-to-trail
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 34.1 ft.
Deck width: 65.9 ft.
Skew angle
7 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53705, -77.42786   (decimal degrees)
37°32'13" N, 77°25'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/285490/4157221 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 79498 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 23, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added railroad + Rail-to-trail categories
  • November 23, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete encased steel stringer"
  • November 23, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 21, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Comments 

Richmond African Burial Ground Bridge
Posted November 23, 2017, by Luke

Historicaerials confirms there was a Seaboard track below at one point.

Richmond African Burial Ground Bridge
Posted November 23, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I did not see a current RR either. NBI gives it as crossing a yard and since Main Street station and trainshed is half a block away, I assumed at some point there must have been a spur.

Royce