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CSX - Copper Creek Viaduct


Overview of Railroad Trestle

Top of bridge is 167 feet above ground.

Photo taken by James F. Gentner in June 2009


BH Photo #141687


Street View 


Norfolk Southern Train at Copper Creek Trestle

Norfolk Southern northbound empty coal train at Copper Creek Trestle near Clinchport, VA on July 19, 2007

Video posted by Ed Hollowell

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NS at Copper Creek trestle

This NS train has just come through the Natural Tunnel and is passing the Clinchfield Copper Creek trestle.

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csx southbound at speers ferry virginia

csx southbound crossing the copper creek trestle the trestle is 167 feet high the line below is the norfolk southern mainline between bulls gap tennessee and andover virginia

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Deck Plate Girder bridge over Copper Creek on former Clinchfield Railroad
Scott County, Virginia
Open to traffic
Completed September 1908
- The Millard-Quigg Construction Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
11 Deck Plate Girder spans, 70 feet long each
8 Deck Plate Girder spans, 40 feet long each
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 1,091.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 36.0 ft.
Also called
Clinchfield - Copper Creek Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.65536, -82.74445   (decimal degrees)
36°39'19" N, 82°44'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/344081/4058058 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
VA 16710 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 42858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 9, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 4, 2018: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • November 20, 2017: New photo from Joseph Hinson
  • August 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged NBI
  • August 20, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • April 6, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Coordinates/Map.
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Video added was by CSXDixieLine and posted on YouTube.
  • June 21, 2009: Added by James F. Gentner


  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • James F. Gentner - jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • Joseph Hinson - joethephotog [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • Geoff Hubbs