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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