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NS - East Branch Elizabeth River Bascule Bridge

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NS - East Branch Elizebeth River Bridge

Two bridges

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #283978

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over East Branch Elizabeth River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Norfolk, Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned in raised position.
History
Built in 1947, west of 2 parallel bascules
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Through truss rolling lift bascule
Also called
N&W - East Branch Elizabeth River Bascule Bridge
NS - Bridge 5
N&W - Bridge 5
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.83982, -76.27475   (decimal degrees)
36°50'23" N, 76°16'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/386337/4077861 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norfolk South
Inventory number
BH 61010 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,573)
Bascule (1,050)
Built 1947 (285)
Built during 1940s (4,055)
Have street view (26,480)
Movable (2,914)
Navigable waterway (2,133)
Norfolk & Western Railway (538)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,821)
Norfolk, Virginia (20)
Owned by railroad (12,171)
Railroad (15,223)
Through truss (14,827)
Truss (32,406)
Virginia (1,203)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Updated status
  • December 28, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added alt name
  • June 27, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 21, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 19, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • Geoff Hubbs