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CSX - Clinch River Bridge

Photos 

Third Clinch River Bridge, only Baltimore (Pratt) through truss bridge on 277-mile former Clinchfield Railroad

3 spans, all skewed... span on far left goes directly into Starnes Tunnel, about 100 feet away from end of bridge

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2009

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BH Photo #144843

Facts 

Overview
Baltimore through truss bridge over Clinch River at Starnes Slant, VA
Location
Starnes Slant, Scott County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Part of the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad; of the 80 bridges built on the line, the only Baltimore (Pratt) through truss bridge on the entire 277-mile line
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
Design
Baltimore through truss. Most BTT bridges are designed for heavy railroad usage.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 372.0 ft.
Also called
CSX - Starnes Bend Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.71892, -82.63178   (decimal degrees)
36°43'08" N, 82°37'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/354272/4064933 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinchport
Inventory number
BH 43192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected railroad
  • November 20, 2010: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: Added Coordinates.
  • January 2, 2010: Updated by Calvin Sneed: http://www.csx.com/
  • December 31, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed: CSX spokesperson says CSX Transportation includes rail. intermodal and transfer services. CSX Railroad is correct name for railroad only.
  • August 10, 2009: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • August 9, 2009: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Luke