The Shelby Bottoms Railroad Bridge carries CSX Railroad, formerly the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N), over the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. It was built so that the L&N’s freight trains could bypass downtown and Union Station.
The substructure and steel erection was handled by the Foster-Creighton-Gould Company of Nashville and the steel superstructure was erected by the American Bridge Company of New York. The approximate 3,000-foot crossing, including the 300-foot main Camelback through truss span, three 200-foot Warren through truss spans, and three 135-foot deck truss spans, was completed in the fall of 1913.
- Route: CSX
- Type: Camelback through truss, Warren through truss
- Status: Active - Railroad
- Total Length: 3,000 feet
- Main Span Length: 300 feet
- Navigational Clearance:
- Engineering Record 28.9 (1913). Print.
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When was it last checked or repaired