Piedmont and Western Railroad Club


A North Carolina Railroad Bridge in


In May 2006, the North Carolina Railroad completed construction of a new bridge carrying their tracks over North Carolina Highway 54 at the dividing line between Research Triangle Park and Durham. This beautiful new concrete bridge is double-tracked and replaced a narrow single-track bridge which had substandard clearance. Paul Folmsbee took these photos of the new bridge during and after its construction. The center of the old bridge was the dividing line between the cities of Research Triangle Park and Durham. The new bridge is 75 feet west and lies totally within Research Triangle Park.

The completed bridge

Bridge construction nearly complete

New bridge under construction with the old bridge in the background

Plaque on the bridge. Note the 2004 date when construction was begun. The bridge was completed in 2006

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