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Shaffer's Crossing Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge No. 5

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in February 2017

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BH Photo #379827

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    Description 

    Dimensions are estimates. Bridge No. 5 is the northernmost of the five crossings here.

    Facts 

    Overview
    Concrete rigid frame bridge over Shaffer's Crossing/Boulevard Street SW on NSRR
    Location
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1918
    Railroads
    - Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
    - Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
    Design
    Concrete rigid frame
    Dimensions
    Total length: 46.0 ft.
    Deck width: 106.0 ft.
    Also called
    Boulevard Street SW Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge No. 5
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +37.28049, -79.97759   (decimal degrees)
    37°16'50" N, 79°58'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    17/590636/4126478 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Roanoke
    Inventory number
    BH 69746 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • February 22, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
    • November 17, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

    Sources 

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