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CSX - Cape Fear River Bridge


Cape Fear RR Bridge

east portal of CSXT bridge

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in February 2009


BH Photo #133893


Through truss bridge over Cape Fear River on CSX Railroad
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina
Open to traffic
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Seaboard System Railroad (SBD)
Warren through truss on north bank; Pratt through truss on south bank; two deck girder spans in mid-river
Also called
SBD - Cape Fear River Bridge
FL - Cape Fear River Bridge
SCL - Cape Fear River Bridge
ACL - Cape Fear River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.07750, -78.86093   (decimal degrees)
35°04'39" N, 78°51'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/695024/3883730 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 39958 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 2, 2010: Updated by Bob Morgan: adjusted marker on map to correct location
  • February 21, 2009: Added by Bob Morgan


  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


CSX - Cape Fear River Bridge
Posted January 4, 2017, by Jim Freeland

The pipes have been removed as of Dec 2016 on the north span.

Looks like CSX is going to put the track back in sometime in 2017-2018.

CSX Cape Fear River Bridge
Posted February 2, 2014, by Faye (faye [at] zipido [dot] com)

Thank you so much for posting such awesome photographs of the cape fear river bridge. My mom often told me stories of when she was a child crossing this very bridge when the train was coming. Because there was no where to go she had to somehow climb out onto the cement and hold on for dear life as the train whooshed by. Thank you! Faye