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Salt Trail Bridge, Trestle 1

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Photo taken by Timothy and Joann Phillips in July 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Description 

This beautiful trestle is now part of the "Salt Trail" rails-to-trails project. Saltville, the Salt Capital of the Confederacy, supplied salt and then other chemicals for years, shipped over the Salt Branch of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, which was then incorporated into Norfolk and Western and is now part of Norfolk Southern.

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Clinchburg Road cr748 on Salt Trail
Location
Washington County, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
The Virginia and Tennessee railroad completed the Salt Branch in 1856.
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Rail-to-trail
- Virginia & Tennessee Railroad
Design
Timber stringer with one steel portion over span widened for roadway.
Also called
Salt Branch Railroad Trestle One
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.83168, -81.81246   (decimal degrees)
36°49'54" N, 81°48'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/427551/4076508 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82393 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2018: Added by Timothy and Joann Phillips

Sources 

  • Timothy and Joann Phillips