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13th Street Bridge

 
 
13th Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
1. 13th Street Bridge Marker
Inscription. The keystone inscription bears the initials of the two owners of the Haxall-Crenshaw Mill, which once stood here.

The old 13th Street Bridge and the arch on the bank of the canal opposite this spot were built by Richard B. Haxall and Lewis D. Crenshaw, proprietors of the Haxall-Crenshaw Mill. The arch was part of a lateral canal extending into an auxiliary building of the flour mill, which was one of America's largest.
 
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
 
Location. 37° 32.022′ N, 77° 26.098′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Virginia Street near East Byrd Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk between Virginia Street and S 12th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Center of Industry in 18th and 19th Century Richmond (here, next to this marker); A Bateau Pole (a few steps from this marker); Tidewater Connection Locks (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallego Mill Flume (within shouting distance of this marker); Tidewater Lock View
13th Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
2. 13th Street Bridge
(within shouting distance of this marker); James River & Kanawha Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Ross' Mill Race (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Electric Trolley (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmondís Historic Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on October 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. James River and Kanawha Canal Historic District. National Park Service (Submitted on October 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
13th Street Bridge over the Kanawha Canal. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
3. 13th Street Bridge over the Kanawha Canal.
The keystone inscription bears the initials of the two owners of the Haxall-Crenshaw Mill, which once stood here: R.B.H. and L.D.C. 1860
13th Street Bridge in the distance. image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Gardner, circa Apr 1865
4. 13th Street Bridge in the distance.
View on canal, near Crenshaw's Mill, Richmond, Virginia. Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-12613]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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