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Swift Creek Rail Bridge

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Western Abutment

Wikipedia, taken June 2013

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BH Photo #514274

Facts 

Overview
Lost bridge over Swift Creek on Tidewater & Western Railroad (Formerly Farmville & Powhatan, Brighthope, and Clover Hill Railroads)
Location
Chesterfield County, Virginia
Status
Removed but not replaced, abutments remain
History
Built in 1841 for the Clover Hill Railroad, removed in 1917 with the rest of the T&W to supply scrap iron for France in WW1
Design
Virginia Inquirer article from 1849 mentions “trestle-work”
Also called
Farmville & Powhatan Railroad Bridge
Tidewater & Western Railroad Bridge
Clover Hill Railroad Bridge
Brighthope Railway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.35072, -77.51148   (decimal degrees)
37°21'03" N, 77°30'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/277549/4136738 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95570 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2021: New photos from Dylan Clarke
  • December 24, 2021: Added by Dylan Clarke

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