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VEPCO - Electric Bridge

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Electric Bridge

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Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #535024

Description 

Bridge was built for the Virginia Passenger & Power Company, who operated the Richmond & Petersburg Interurban between here and Manchester. The brick piers still remain and are visible from the Appomattox River Trail.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Appomattox River on R&P Electric Railway
Location
Petersburg, Virginia
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built by the Virginia Passenger & Power Company for an interurban railroad
Railroads
- Interurban
- Richmond & Petersburg Electric Railroad
- Virginia Electric & Power Co. (VEPCO)
- Virginia Passenger & Power Co.
Design
Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.23352, -77.41051   (decimal degrees)
37°14'01" N, 77°24'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/286162/4123500 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added railroad categories, merged imagery from duplicate entry
  • November 23, 2022: Updated by Dylan Clarke: Added information regarding Interurban Railroads.
  • July 1, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • July 1, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Dylan Clarke
  • Luke