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SAL - Roanoke River Bridge

Photos 

Looking North-Main channel

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in November 2015

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BH Photo #348097

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The date used for this bridge is the date for the current deck girder bridge 1960. It appears there was a previous truss bridge here judging by the piers. I believe that bridge was built in 1910.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Roanoke River on Seaboard Air Line RR
Location
Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, and Northampton County, North Carolina
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Abandoned in 1968 in favor of ACL bridge; several spans removed
Railroads
- Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad
- Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.43096, -77.59081   (decimal degrees)
36°25'51" N, 77°35'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/267749/4034869 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Weldon
Inventory number
BH 69253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added date and description
  • September 19, 2015: New Street View added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com