The James River Park System - Richmond, VA

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North Geology Tour

Stop 2d: The River Valley

DIRECTIONS: Continue walking along the bridge until you reach the scaffolding. Look down and you will see the metal frame of the destroyed one-lane bridge. (37.531720° N, 077.449819° W)

The industrial bridge below serviced trains and, later, single car passage to an iron company located on Belle Isle. The orange and white lines mark the height of Agnes's flood waters.

Bridge marked with Agnes height

bridge supports

Belle Isle Bridge in 1972, with sign stating "Old Dominion Iron and Steel Corp. - Central Office" (left photo); Photo taken from the north bank of the James River; courtesy of VCU Libraries.

Bell Isle Bridge in 2012 (right photo); photo taken from the north bank of the James River.


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