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WWRC - Ashland Truss Bridge

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WWRC - Ashland Truss Bridge

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in May 2016

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BH Photo #354508

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Description 

Railroad built 1872; span erected 1907 with recycled span from Bridge 124 on the Baltimore & Ohio RR's Wheeling (West Va.) Division.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Red Clay Creek on Wilmington & Western RR (former Baltimore & Ohio)
Location
Ashland, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Ocasional use by excursion trains
History
Built 1907 from one span of Bridge 124 on B&O Wheeling Division; railroad sold to Historic Red Clay Valley 1982
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Chessie System
- Wilmington & Western Railroad (W&W; WWRC)
Design
Pratt through truss on skew
Dimensions
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80117, -75.65434   (decimal degrees)
39°48'04" N, 75°39'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/443983/4405894 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kennett Square
Inventory number
BH 71743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 7, 2016: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • April 6, 2016: New Street View added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

WWRC - Ashland Truss Bridge
Posted September 7, 2019, by Robert Wilhelm (steamcarriage [at] netscape [dot] net)

Located Bridge 124 in Marion County, West Virginia on the original 1918 B&O Valuation Map for the Wheeling Division courtesy of the B&O Railroad Museum archives. Val Map image is attached for reference. The former location for the bridge is 39.56998778 -80.3579943 for those that want to get an idea (all grown over with trees in the Google/Bing satellite images). Track has been long since removed but the route can be traced on Open Railway Map. The Bridge 124 crossed Pyles Fork Creek just west of Drakes Run Road. https://www.openrailwaymap.org/?lang=&lat=39.569204709968034...

WWRC - Ashland Truss Bridge
Posted July 15, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anybody know when the span was originally fabricated in the original location? It looks to be a mid 1880s truss to me, and that should be listed as a build date as well.