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Cowardin Avenue Bridge

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BH Photo #411775

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete through arch bridge over ACL Rail Yard on US 301/US 1
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
Design
Concrete through arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.52366, -77.45185   (decimal degrees)
37°31'25" N, 77°27'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/283331/4155790 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 79524 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (12,098)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (94)
Built 1925 (1,272)
Built during 1920s (9,922)
Lost (24,723)
Lost 1988 (173)
Lost during 1980s (1,370)
Railroad (15,411)
Rainbow arch (248)
Richmond, Virginia (47)
US 1 (110)
US 301 (13)
Virginia (1,216)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 16, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 24, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected name to one I've found local media using.
  • November 24, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Cowardin Avenue Bridge
Posted October 24, 2020, by Larry Lanberg (10ldlanberg [at] gmail [dot] com)

"Was extant as late as August 1969."

Needs correction. Perhaps you meant August 1989??

That little bridge was DEFINITELY there through the 1980's. Source: I drove & walked through it many times!

I believe that the bridge was removed at the same time that the Robert E. Lee bridge was replaced. (Early 90's? Something like that.).

? Rail Yard US 1 Bridge
Posted November 24, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Need help identifying the rail yard here. was just south of the current Richmond NS south Yard. Was still in existence in 1969.

Thanks Royce