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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Spur

Photos 

Looking North

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in November 2017

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BH Photo #411460

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Several commodity chutes were located along this spur. Much of the bridge has been removed.

Facts 

Overview
Steel Stringer on C&ORR over Main Street Station and Trainshed
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1901
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53757, -77.42625   (decimal degrees)
37°32'15" N, 77°25'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/285634/4157275 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 79499 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,288)
Beam (13,989)
Deck girder (4,963)
Girder (8,965)
Have street view (25,047)
Plate girder (6,822)
Richmond, Virginia (43)
Timber stringer (3,585)
Virginia (1,095)

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 20, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Spur
Posted November 25, 2017, by John Marvig

I would consider this worthy of being here. Itís the internet, not a book. I guess Iíve never seen a reason why any bridge falling into a historical category would be unworthy. Yes, it clutters the site but in reality,

It only slows down searching by a couple of seconds.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Spur
Posted November 24, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Royce,

I didn't post because I didn't consider it worthy of being here. I read your listing as an implication that this is the remains of a bridge. Whereas I see it as complete as is. Hence the enquiry.

Regards,

Art S.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Spur
Posted November 24, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Yes, a siding, and yes, it's a bridge. A beautiful old monster--pure functionality.

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Spur
Posted November 24, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am unsure. I added it because it bridged a couple of roads. Do you think I should remove it?

Royce

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Spur
Posted November 24, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Was this a bridge or has it always been an elevated siding?

Regards,

Art S.