The James River Park System - Richmond, VA

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South Geology Tour

Stop 4c: Back in Time

Digging Deeper

In this 1865 photograph, you are looking north at Belle Isle from the southern bank of the James. Notice the covered railroad trestle extending to the south bank of the island. This is now the south emergency access bridge to Belle Isle.

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River flow was high in this photo, as few granite boulders are visible.

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