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Southern Railroad Bridge Over Piedmont and Northern Railroad Tracks.  UTM:  17 513390E 3898102N Construction of the Piedmont and Northern Railroad line between Charlotte and Gastonia began in April 1911.  The P&N Passenger Station was located on Fourth Street, and the Freight Depot stood on South Mint Street.  Both buildings have been demolished.  In order for the P&N to gain access to Center City Charlotte, a bridge carrying the Southern Railroad over the P&N tracks had to be built.  Happily, that remnant of P&N history survives.  Riveted steel girders support a concrete slab beneath the Southern tracks.   On April 3, 1912, the P. & N. began service on the Charlotte - Mt. Holly run with eight trains each way daily, which took about 35 minutes one way. Tickets were available from Blake's Drug Store on the Square or the Mint Street depot for 20 cents per one-way.

This is the Piedmont and Northern Freight Station that stood on South Mint St.

Locomotives such as this one used to travel beneath the bridge.





This platform was part of the P&N Passenger Depot



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