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Salt Branch Railroad, Salt Trail Bridge, Trestle 2

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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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BH Photo #432338

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Description 

This is one of two timber trestle bridges on the Rails-to-Trails Salt Trail that follows the old Salt Branch Line of the Virginia and Tennessee Railway from Glade Spring to Saltville. Both are in fair condition and were reinforced with replacement boards for the trail project.

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Old Mill Dam Road on Salt Trail (old Salt Branch Railroad)
Location
Washington County, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
In 1862, the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad built the Salt Branch which ran over this trestle.
Railroads
- Rail-to-trail
- Virginia & Tennessee Railroad
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.85293, -81.80176   (decimal degrees)
36°51'11" N, 81°48'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/428524/4078857 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82401 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • July 29, 2018: Added by Timothy and Joann Phillips

Sources 

  • Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • Luke