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.jpg
Eastern section of the bridge, over Mount Athos Road
Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58 is located in Virginia
Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58
Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58 is located in the United States
Norfolk Southern Six Mile Bridge No. 58
LocationOver the James River west of the junction of VA 726 and Norfolk & Western Railroad tracks, Lynchburg, Virginia
Coordinates37°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
Arealess than one acre
Architectural stylePratt Truss
NRHP reference #95001175[1]
VLR #015-0352
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 12, 1995
Designated VLRAugust 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]

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

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

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