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Shaffer's Crossing Rail Yard Bridge

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Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in February 2017

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BH Photo #379834

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Description 

Dimensions are estimates

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over NSRY on Pedestrian Path
Location
Roanoke, Virginia
Status
Still exists. If open then to private pedestrians
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 164.0 ft.
Total length: 164.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.27715, -79.96368   (decimal degrees)
37°16'38" N, 79°57'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/591873/4126121 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roanoke
Inventory number
BH 75710 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2018: Updated by Jason Smith: Still open but most likely provately owned.
  • February 22, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 21, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com