Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58

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Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58
Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58 is located in Virginia
Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58
Location Over the James River west of the junction of VA 726 and Norfolk & Western Railroad tracks, Lynchburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°23′35″N 79°03′42″W / 37.39306°N 79.06167°W / 37.39306; -79.06167Coordinates: 37°23′35″N 79°03′42″W / 37.39306°N 79.06167°W / 37.39306; -79.06167
Area less than one acre
Architectural style Pratt Truss
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 95001175[1]
VLR # 015-0352
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 12, 1995
Designated VLR August 28, 1995[2]

Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58, also known as Six Mile Bridge, is a historic Pratt truss railroad bridge located near Lynchburg in Amherst County and Campbell County, Virginia. The bridge was originally constructed around 1853. It was rebuilt or modified in 1866, 1870, 1886, 1899, 1920, 1934, and 1957 to accommodate ever-increasing rail traffic and heavier loads. The bridge original bridge was built by the South Side Railroad during the construction of its line between Petersburg and Lynchburg, and later maintained by the Norfolk Southern Railway. During the American Civil War, the bridge and the rail approach to Lynchburg was protected by Fort Riverview. It provided rail service between 1853 and 1972. It has been owned by the Mount Athos Regional Museum and Information Center, Inc., since 1993.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 05-12-2013. 
  3. ^ Bernard C. Proctor (March 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58".  and Accompanying photo

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