R&P Railroad Piers

R&P Railroad Piers (HMFRU)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.071', W 77° 26.496'

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"The railroad bridge — then a frail, giddy structure, wide enough for a track and footway - spans near a mile across the boiling current." Thomas Cooper De Leon, 1890

Across the canal stands one of the remaining piers from the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad bridge. This was the railroad that brought Jefferson Davis to the city to be inaugurated as President of the Confederacy in 1861. When the city fell to the Union army four years later, all the James river bridges were burned.
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HM NumberHMFRU
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Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284269 N 4156972
Decimal Degrees37.53451667, -77.44160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.071', W 77° 26.496'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 4.26" N, 77° 26' 29.76" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106-198 S 10th St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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