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CSX - Clinch River Bridge

Photos 

Third Clinch River Bridge, only Baltimore (Pratt) through truss bridge on 277-mile former Clinchfield Railroad

3 spans, all skewed... span on far left goes directly into Starnes Tunnel, about 100 feet away from end of bridge

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2009

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BH Photo #144843

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Baltimore through truss bridge over Clinch River at Starnes Slant, VA
Location
Starnes Slant, Scott County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Part of the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad; of the 80 bridges built on the line, the only Baltimore (Pratt) through truss bridge on the entire 277-mile line
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Baltimore through truss. Most BTT bridges are designed for heavy railroad usage.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 372.0 ft.
Also called
CSX - Starnes Bend Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.71892, -82.63178   (decimal degrees)
36°43'08" N, 82°37'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/354272/4064933 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinchport
Inventory number
BH 43192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected railroad
  • November 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Coordinates.
  • January 2, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: http://www.csx.com/
  • December 31, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed: CSX spokesperson says CSX Transportation includes rail. intermodal and transfer services. CSX Railroad is correct name for railroad only.
  • August 10, 2009: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • August 9, 2009: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Luke