Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Bridge

The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Bridge was a bridge that carried the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and later, the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad over the James River in Richmond, Virginia. The bridge was demolished in 1969. Today, the concrete pilings of the bridge can still be seen just upstream of the Manchester Bridge.


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