Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Facility 1433, Rail Bridge
Engineer troops began work for the 4.51-mile, standard gauge railroad in January 1918 by clearing heavily wooded areas before building wooden trestles to span low-lying areas. Facility No. 1433 replaced Wooden Trestle No. 5, which first carried FBMRR above U.S. Route 1. The 102nd Engineers, under Cornelius Vanderbilt III, built trestle Nos. 5 and 6 in 1918. Facility No. 1433, a single-span, concrete, single-track railroad bridge measuring 14 feet in width, was constructed in 1928. The bridge was removed in 2014 for road widening.
Erected 2018 by Fort Belvoir and the Federal Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 42.524′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Facility 2298, Rail Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Belvoir (approx. 0.6 miles away); Belvoir (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Woodlawn Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pohick Road Crossing (approx. one mile away); John J. Kingman Road Crossing (approx. one mile away); Woodlawn Historic Landscapes (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
Also see . . . Historic American Engineering Record, Fort Belvoir Railroad Bridge (Facility No. 1433). (Submitted on June 12, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 12, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.