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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)
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

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  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV