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ACL - Baines Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Akemi Mokoto

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BH Photo #469968

Map 

Description 

The old mainline of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, also used by Southern Railway.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Baines Creek on Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Location
Portsmouth, Virginia
History
Built 1912
Railroad
- Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
Design
fixed
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.82806, -76.36407   (decimal degrees)
36°49'41" N, 76°21'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/378354/4076666 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norfolk South
Inventory number
BH 63683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,728)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (96)
Built 1912 (834)
Built during 1910s (9,707)
Concrete girder (1,014)
Girder (10,360)
Portsmouth, Virginia (14)
Railroad (15,652)
Through girder (3,870)
Virginia (1,240)

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2020: New photos from Akemi Mokoto
  • October 16, 2014: Updated by Luke: GPS Fix to Baines Creek
  • October 16, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

Comments 

ACL - Baines Creek Bridge
Posted February 6, 2015, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I don't believe that's the 1912 bridge though. The details say it was a swing bridge. I'm assuming it was a through truss.

ACL - Baines Creek Bridge
Posted February 6, 2015, by Clyde Nordan (oldetownephotos [at] aol [dot] com)

Still exists, but abandoned. Residents trying to get it removed as kids play on it and one drowned last year.