Saturday, February 25, 2017

NS/Sou "Tenbridge" over Tennessee River in Chattanooga, TN

(Bridge Hunter, Historic BridgesSatellite)
Norfolk Southern Corp posted
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Pictured: Train 229 hauls its double-stack load across the Tenbridge and the Tennessee River in Chattanooga.

Note the round, cut-stone pier in the middle of the pictures. That would have held the swing span of the previous bridge.

This bridge has its own facebook page: Tenbridge.

"Line is owned by and was built for the Cincinnati Southern Railway which is owned by the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Line was leased to Southern Railroad, now part of Norfolk Southern." [Bridge Hunter]

Jim Pearson Photography posted a photo with the comment:
September 9, 2017 - A southbound Norfolk Southern freight train, with NS 1081 and CSXT 9039 as power, head south across the Tenbridge over the Tennessee River as it heads into Chattanooga, TN, in the glow of the setting sun, as a northbound freight waits for it to pass. The Tenbridge is a vertical-lift railroad bridge over the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It has a main span of 310 feet.
The original span was a swing span with a center pivot that was originally built in ca. 1879/1880, but is no longer raised for river traffic however. It was replaced by a vertical lift span in 1917, but the lift towers and machinery were not installed until 1920. It remains a very busy crossing on the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway, a major subsidiary of the Norfolk Southern Railway. The bridge carries two mainline tracks across the river.

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