Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge
|Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge|
The bridge circa 1871
|Carries||Richmond and Petersburg Railroad|
|Design||Lattice truss bridge|
|Total length||2,844 feet (867 m)|
|Width||17 feet (5.2 m)|
|Longest span||153 feet (47 m)|
|Clearance above||60 feet (18 m)|
|Closed||March 26, 1882|
The Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge was a bridge that carried the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad over the James River in Richmond, Virginia. The bridge was destroyed by the Confederate States Army in anticipation of the Fall of Richmond. It was rebuilt the following year. It was burned again in 1882. Its south side has been used for rock climbing since the 1980s. Today, the concrete and granite pilings of the bridge can still be seen just upstream of the Manchester Bridge.
- Griggs, Frank, Jr. (October 2014). "James River Bridge at Richmond, Virginia" (PDF). Structure. National Council of Structural Engineers Associations: 14. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
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