Boylan Avenue Bridge
Viewed from tracks
Viewed from tracks
Photo from Library of Congress
BH Photo #431481
Two street-railway separation bridges are located on South Boylan Avenue between West Martin and West Hargett Streets. The inventoried bridge is a riveted structural street Warren through truss, 150.0 feet between main support pins, 24.0 foot clear roadway, and provides a minimum vertical clearance of 17.6 feet. Wooden deck sidewalks, 8.0 feet wide, are cantilevered outside the truss on each side. This bridge was built in 1913 for the Seaboard Airline Railway Company (presently the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company). The reinforced concrete substructure was constructed by Charles V. York, Contractor, of Raleigh, North Carolina. The superstructure was fabricated and erected by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company of Roanoke, Virginia. The second bridge is reinforced concrete deck slab, 49 feet in length of three spans (16 feet, 17 feet, 16 feet), and provided a clear roadway width of 26.0 feet with 7 foot sidewalks on each side.
- Library of Congress
- Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Seaboard Coast Line Tracks on Boylan Avenue
- Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1913 by Virginia Bridge and Iron Company, closed & replaced 1981
- - Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- - Seaboard Air Line Railway (SAL)
- Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL)
- Warren through truss with all verticals
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.6 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.77740, -78.64951 (decimal degrees)
35°46'39" N, 78°38'58" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/712456/3961808 (zone/easting/northing)
- 315 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 82258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 2, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- July 16, 2018: Added by Scott B.