Which Norfolk bridge is this?
NW Mailing List
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Tue Jan 18 09:40:11 EST 2011
The Coast Guard still uses the barque "Eagle" for training and the ship
celebrates its 75th birthday this year. More info here:
I'm certainly no naval history expert but some commercial sail cargo ships were
used as late as the 1930s I think.
From: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
To: NW RHS <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
Sent: Tue, January 18, 2011 6:55:34 AM
Subject: RE: Which Norfolk bridge is this?
And I do know that the USCG used to train their cadets on vessels under sail to
increase their maritime skills. Not sure if they still do it.
Norfolk & Western Railway
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:17:02 -0500
To: nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Subject: Re: Which Norfolk bridge is this?
From: nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
And Berkley was home to a Coast Guard Station up until at least 1947 when
granddad retired. The 5 master may have something to do
On 1/15/2011 8:57 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
On 1/15/2011 5:42 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
>I was looking thru the images at VT and saw this
>one: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/imagebase/norfolksouthern/F1/NS3717.JPG. Can
>somebody tell me where this bridge is in Norfolk? Secondly, notice the
>five-masted ship on the right of the photo. That seems a little strange for the
>1950's, unless this photo is much older than that. Thoughts anybody?
>>Brody School of Medicine
>> ________________________________________ NW-Mailing-List at nwhs.org To change
>>your subscription go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-mailing-list
>>Browse the NW-Mailing-List archives at
>>http://list.nwhs.org/pipermail/nw-mailing-list/ if you look at the VT site there
>>is a "more information" tag below the thumbnails...
Bridge 5 at Norfolk, VA looking south (Railroad West) from the Norfolk side
across the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River toward Berkley. Located at
mile-post LP-5 where the Lamberts Point branch joined the original mainline near
what would have been mile-post N-1. N&Ws Norfolk yard and the Norfolk Union
Station would be across the tracks to the right of and behind the photographer.
Bridge was operated from a tower located behind the photographer. Tower manned
24/7. Bell in picture was a signaling device to warn when the bridge would be
raised and lowered. Operating mechanism probably electric. PER Jerry Kay,
there is still a bridge near Harbor Park where Terminal Station used to be...I
assume it's the same bridge but don't know for sure. Jim McDaniel
________________________________________ NW-Mailing-List at nwhs.org To change
your subscription go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-mailing-list
Browse the NW-Mailing-List archives at
-- Tom Cosgrove Past Captain RBVFA Squad N2VFK NREMT-B SKYWARN Spotter LME002
Red Cross Disaster Volunteer since 1995
________________________________________ NW-Mailing-List at nwhs.org To change your
subscription go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-mailing-list Browse
the NW-Mailing-List archives at http://list.nwhs.org/pipermail/nw-mailing-list/
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the NW-Mailing-List