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CSX - Cranes Nest River Bridge

Photo 

Cranesnest bridge

Deck girder over Cranesnest River

Photo taken by Bob Lawrence in December 2011

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BH Photo #221627

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Description 

Picture is looking east. Rail is Beth Lackawana 1972. Bridge is sturdy, but concrete pier is showing its age.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Cranes Nest River on CSX RR
Location
Dickenson County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Probably replaced an earlier bridge.
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.12285, -82.43914   (decimal degrees)
37°07'22" N, 82°26'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/372153/4109470 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nora
Elevation
1419 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 50496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2011: Added by Bob Lawrence

Comments 

C&O - Cranesnest River Bridge
Posted December 23, 2019, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Bob- I think this bridge is really located off Rte 649 about 3 miles west of Fremont VA. If so it's Clinchfield/CSX Fremont Branch and it may still be active.

Geoff