CSX A-Line Bridge

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CSX A-Line Bridge
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Coordinates 37°32′11″N 77°29′38″W / 37.53639°N 77.49389°W / 37.53639; -77.49389
Carries North End Subdivision
Crosses Rivanna Subdivision, James River, Norfolk Southern Railway
Locale Richmond, Virginia
Characteristics
Design John Edwin Greiner
History
Construction end 1919

The CSX A-Line Bridge is a double-track concrete bridge that carries the North End Subdivision of CSX Transportation over the James River in Richmond, Virginia. The bridge was built jointly by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in 1919.[1] Designed by John E. Greiner, this bridge was one of many he drew up for the RF&P, and brought early success to his recently established private consulting business.[2] The purpose of this "million dollar bridge"[2] was to create a quicker, more direct route around Richmond[1] by passing over east-west tracks on both sides of the river.

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  1. ^ a b "ACL/RF&P, James River Bridge." Prestige Series Architectural Models. www.prestigeseriesarchitecturalmodels.com
  2. ^ a b Richard Weingardt, Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers: (32 Profiles of Inspiration and Achievement), (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005) 43.
  • Weingardt, Richard (2005). Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers: (32 Profiles of Inspiration and Achievement). American Society of Civil Engineers (August 1, 2005). ISBN 0-7844-0801-7.
  • "ACL/RF&P, James River Bridge." Prestige Series Architectural Models.[1].

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