Norfolk and Southern Bridge

Norfolk and Southern Bridge (HMFO8)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.597', W 77° 25.328'

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The Kanawha Canal Draw Bridge was built in 1930 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company to carry the Norfolk and Western Railroad's West Point line over the James River and Kanawha Canal. This type of bridge is known as a single-leaf bascule bridge. The bridge lifts its hinged single span using a large counter weight. Sketches for bascule bridges have been found among notes made by Leonardo da Vinci in 1500. Although the bridge has not been raised in years, it is still in use carrying Norfolk Southern railroad traffic across the canal.
HM NumberHMFO8
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285966 N 4156050
Decimal Degrees37.52661667, -77.42213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.597', W 77° 25.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 35.82" N, 77° 25' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1399 Virginia Capital Trail, Richmond VA 23223, US
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