Monday, June 2, 2014

Tom's Tree

Augusta County, Virginia 

Don't ask me who is Tom, or why this is his tree. All I know is what it says on the sign.

But I do know a little bit about this single lane through truss bridge. It was built in 1901 as a railroad bridge on the alignment of the Chesapeake Western Railway. The 130 foot span crosses the North River near Stokesville, Virginia. It was converted to vehicular use after the tracks between Stokesville and Mt. Solon were dismantled in 1930.

Segments of the former Chesapeake Western Railway are operated today by Norfolk Southern's Chesapeake Western Branch.


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