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CSX - First Clinch River Bridge

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Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in October 2010

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BH Photo #184305

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Clinch River on Clinchfield (CSX) Railroad
Location
St. Paul, Russell County, Virginia, and Wise County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908. The Clinch River was later diverted just south of this bridge into a new channel that bypassed a bend in the river prone to flooding (New channel is to the right in the Street View).
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO)
- South & Western Railway (S&W)
Design
3 deck plate girder spans on river crossing, 75 feet long each
1 truss plate girder span over alley, 53 feet long
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 246.0 ft.
Also called
St. Paul Railroad Bridge
C.C. & O First Clinch River Bridge
Clinchfield - First Clinch River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.90217, -82.31593   (decimal degrees)
36°54'08" N, 82°18'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/382760/4084828 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paul
Elevation
1440 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 46781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com