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Colonial Parkway, C&O Railroad Underpass, Milepost 12.54 of Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, York County, VA



B&W Photos

HB1182838
South Elevation Of C & O Railroad Underpass Portion Of Bridge.

HB1182839
North Elevation Of Lafayette Street Portion Of Bridge.

HB1182840
Detail Of Northwest Portal Of Pedestrian Passageway.

HB1182841
Detail Of Southwest Portal Of Pedestrian Passageway.

HB1182842
Deck View, Looking West, Showing Railroad Tracks.

HB1182843
Detail Of Brick Railing Dividing North And South Portions Of The Bridge.


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Item Title


Location
Milepost 12.54 of Colonial Parkway, Yorktown%25252Bvicinity, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VA-48-C
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Williamsburg, , VA.
Significance: The C&O Railroad Underpass represents a typical 1930s brick-faced arch reinforced concrete bridge constructed on the Colonial Parkway. Charles Peterson based his design of this bridge on the 1860 brick arch viaduct of the Central of Georgia Railway in Savannah, Georgia. While using stylistic elements of colonial architecture such as arches and Flemish and English bond brickwork, this bridge also reflects the effort on the part of the designers to have the underpass complement the natural environment of the Tidewater area through its subdued exterior decorations and color as well as its relatively short physical dimensions.

Subjects
Transportation
Underpasses


Related Names
Thomason, C. Y.
Peterson, Charles E.
Bureau Of Public Roads
Groe, Harlen D., Delineator
Doar, Catherine Lee, Delineator
Lupyak, Edward, Delineator
Meko, Joseph, Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH ELEVATION OF C & O RAILROAD UNDERPASS PORTION OF BRIDGE.
2. NORTH ELEVATION OF LAFAYETTE STREET PORTION OF BRIDGE.
3. DETAIL OF NORTHWEST PORTAL OF PEDESTRIAN PASSAGEWAY.
4. DETAIL OF SOUTHWEST PORTAL OF PEDESTRIAN PASSAGEWAY.
5. DECK VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING RAILROAD TRACKS.
6. DETAIL OF BRICK RAILING DIVIDING NORTH AND SOUTH PORTIONS OF THE BRIDGE.


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