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NS - Bootleg Trestle

Photos 

Trestle near Natural Tunnel VA

Photo taken by Bob Lawrence in March 2012

BH Photo #228551

Map 

Description 

This trestle is just north of Natural Tunnel on the N&S active line.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over SR 871 on N&S
Location
Scott County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Deck plate girder.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 162.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
NS - VA871 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.71568, -82.74890   (decimal degrees)
36°42'56" N, 82°44'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/343805/4064758 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinchport
Elevation
1352 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
VA 16937 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 51873 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2018: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • August 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged NBI
  • March 25, 2012: Added by Bob Lawrence

Sources 

Comments 

NS - VA871 Overpass
Posted November 18, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

One of my train books, calls this Bootleg Trestle.