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Valley Railroad Bridge

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Description 

This single-span, barrel-vaulted stone structure was constructed, but never used, as part of the unfinished Valley Railroad project during reconstruction in Virginia following the Civil War.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Gish Branch on Unused by the Valley Railroad
Location
Salem, Virginia
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1873
Builders
- The Mason Syndicate
- Thomas K. Menifee
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 2009
Also called
Gish Branch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.30442, -80.04449   (decimal degrees)
37°18'16" N, 80°02'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/584678/4129071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salem
Inventory numbers
NRHP 09000617 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48280 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (4,483)
Arch (9,970)
Built 1873 (47)
Built during 1870s (644)
Closed (2,161)
Deck arch (9,260)
NR-listed (2,643)
Owned privately (803)
Salem, Virginia (1)
Stone arch (2,156)
The Mason Syndicate (1)
Thomas K. Menifee (1)
Virginia (731)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2011: Updated by Chris Patriarca: Update

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