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Roadways, Highways, Stairways & Byways
Altered by Imagination August 23, 2014
Merge into one,
Bringing past and present together
Dividing space with the strength of concrete and steel
Bisecting Nature’s soft blue skies and reflective waters below
Hard and soft meeting as one integral substance
Life forever altered
As Time momentarily stands still
Only to shift ahead once more
With memories trailing behind…
Dedicated to the people who built this country with their blood, sweat, and tears.
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
The Richmond and Petersburg Railroad was chartered in 1836 to run north-south between the two cities. Work began in 1838. The line crossed the James River and built its terminal, Byrd Street Station, on the north bank of the River at 8th and Byrd Streets (where the Federal Reserve Bank now stands). This is part of the original bridge near Historic Tredegar on the James River, Richmond, Virginia.
It was strategically important to the Confederacy during the American Civil War, when it provided a vital supply and transportation route in late 1864 and early 1865 for Robert E. Lee’s entrenched Army of Northern Virginia, which was protecting the Confederate capital of Richmond and Petersburg. It was originally built between Manchester, Virginia, across the James River from Richmond and the north bank of the Appomattox River across from Petersburg. The single track railroad initially extended 22.15 miles, and included a siding to Port Walthall.
River bridges into both Richmond and Petersburg were added after the Civil War. In 1898, the Petersburg Railroad was merged into the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, and the resulting corporation was renamed the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad of Virginia.
As of 2006, most of the original line of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad is still in use as part of the A-line of CSX Transportation.
Thanks to Distressed Jewell for Three Textures
Two other textures created by me