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Bridge near Virgie

Photo 

Ponyatvirgie

Pony plate truss bridge at Virgie KY

Photo taken by Bob Lawrence in November 2011

BH Photo #220037

Map 

Description 

One of five pony plate truss bridges over Robbins Creek from a loader at Jonancy KY to the tunnel at Virgie. All are identical. Some of the support rail (inside the standard gauge) was made by Carnegie Steel in 1912.

Facts 

Overview
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Robbins Creek on Norfolk & Southern
Location
Virgie, Pike County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Builder
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 0.2 ft.
Deck width: 11.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.33499, -82.58337   (decimal degrees)
37°20'06" N, 82°35'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/359733/4133210 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dorton
Inventory number
BH 50068 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1911 (728)
Built during 1910s (9,082)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (414)
Kentucky (1,239)
Open (37,872)
Owned by railroad (10,780)
Pike County, Kentucky (25)
Pony truss (15,401)
Pratt pony truss (3,303)
Pratt truss (8,348)
Railroad (14,137)
Truss (30,505)
Virgie, Kentucky (1)
Virginia Bridge Co. (48)

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2011: Added by Bob Lawrence