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Manchester Bridge

Photos 

Looking East. Potterfield bridge in front of Manchester Bridge (middle), Pier from Old Belle Island Bridge (lower)

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in November 2017

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BH Photo #409555

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Description 

"... it is unusually wide at 110 feet (33.5 m). This is due to a requirement in the Richmond-Manchester merger agreement of 1910 that a free pedestrian bridge be always provided between the two former cities. (The only other highway and pedestrian bridge between the cities at the time of the merger negotiations was a toll bridge, long a grievance of citizens of Manchester in particular.) The pedestrian walkway of the Manchester Bridge is located in the center, to afford access at the south end via stairs under the roadway without crossing heavy traffic lanes which are not signaled at that location."-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Bridge_(Virginia)

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over James River/Haxall Canal/CSXTRR/Brown Island on 9th St
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1973
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 152.9 ft.
Total length: 2,906.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 102.0 ft.
Also called
James River 9th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53253, -77.44223   (decimal degrees)
37°31'57" N, 77°26'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/284207/4156753 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 79278 (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 5, 2017: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 4, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

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