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Powell River Trail - Appalachia Bridge

Photos 

Warren through truss bridge, west view eastward

Powell River, North Fork rapids underneath

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2009

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BH Photo #144852

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Powell River, North Fork in Appalachia, VA
Location
Appalachia, Wise County, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only, a Rails to Trails project
History
Once carried tons of coal, now part of Appalachia Virginia's Powell River Trail
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
NS - Appalachia Bridge
L&N - Appalachia Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.89899, -82.78926   (decimal degrees)
36°53'56" N, 82°47'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/340580/4085161 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Appalachia
Inventory number
BH 43194 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2018: Updated by Luke: Removed category "Rails to Trails" Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • August 19, 2018: Updated by Timothy and Joann Phillips: Added date built, photos of new life as Rail-Trail
  • June 12, 2016: New photo from Andy Peters
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • November 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Coordinates and Street View.
  • 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
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Timothy and Joann Phillips