Bridge at Narrows, VA

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Tue Aug 13 15:20:35 EDT 2013

Was built in 1970. There is a picture from Doug Koontz in Kurt Reisweber's "Virginian Railways - 1953-1993" book on page 61, from 1987. The bridge was mid repaint when the image was taken, as it was in black, red oxide primer and an intermediate orange coat. When I last shot it in 2004 it was s weathered black.

Hope this helps.

Russ Goodwin
Buford, Ga

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Date: 08/13/2013 14:53 (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Bridge at Narrows, VA

I am modeling the N&W in the early 70's from this bridge to Bluefield.

I'm looking for info on the bridge that connects the former VGN mainline on the north side of the New River to the N&W mainline on the south side near Narrows, VA.

I'd like to know when it was built.

What color is it?  I have a photo and I can't tell is it started out silver and has weathered dark or black and has weathered light.

What trains would use the former VGN to Roanoke vs the N&W tracks on the other side.

I'm assuming the VGN bridge at Glen Lym came down around the same time.  Is this correct?

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