Joshua Falls Bridge, Spanning James River at CSX Railroad, Lynchburg, Campbell County, VA
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Spanning James River at CSX Railroad, Lynchburg vicinity, VA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER VA-93
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Lynchburg vicinity, Amherst County, VA.
Significance: The Joshua Falls Bridge is associated with a nationally significant transportation corridor, the James River of Virginia. The 1901 five-span Pratt Through Pin Truss bridge constitutes the only crossing of the James River by the CSX Transportation rail line between the cities of Richmond and Lynchburg, and it is the third oldest railroad bridge in the CSX system in Virginia. The stone piers were built in 1881 by the Richmond and Alleghany Railroad for the original bridege at the site; the present bridge superstructure was erected in 1901 for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The Joshua Falls Bridge is considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the Virginia State Historic Preservation Office.
Perroyd Iron Works
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW EAST, NORTHWEST SIDE FROM SOUTHWEST BANK.
2. GENERAL VIEW NORTH, SOUTHEAST SIDE FROM SOUTHEAST BANK.
3. GENERAL VIEW NORTH, SOUTHEAST SIDE FROM SOUTHEAST BANK.
4. GENERAL VIEW WEST, SOUTHEAST SIDE FROM NORTHEAST BANK.
5. GENERAL VIEW SOUTH, NORTHWEST SIDE FROM NORTHWEST BANK.
6. VIEW SOUTHWEST OF EAST END OF BRIDGE.
7. VIEW NORTHEAST OF WEST END OF BRIDGE.
8. VIEW NORTHEAST SHOWING CONNECTION OF VERTICALS AND BOTTOM CHORD, WEST SPAN.
9. VIEW NORTHEAST SHOWING CONNECTION OF VERTICALS AND BOTTOM CHORD, WEST SPAN.
10. DETAIL OF VERTICAL AND EYE BAR.
11. VIEW SOUTH OF WEST ABUTMENT.
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