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Wellersburg & Jennings Run Railroad Trestle

Photo 

Trestle over Md. Route 36 looking East

This view is looking East toward Corriganville. Jennings run is directly to the right of the trestle pier. Barrelville is just beyond and to the left.

Photo taken by Patrick Stakem

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BH Photo #376402

Map 

Description 

The Trestle was built by the Wellersburg & Jennings Run Railroad. It's purpose was to connect the coal mines and iron furnace in Wellersburg, PA with the Mount Savage / Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck girder trestle bridge over Maryland Route 36 and Jennings Run on The Wellersburg & Jennings Run Railroad
Location
Barrelville, Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1854
Builder
- Walker, Abernethy, Dudley, & Co.
Design
Deck girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.70071, -78.84385   (decimal degrees)
39°42'03" N, 78°50'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/684857/4396761 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75249 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2017: Added by Mike Piontka

Sources 

  • Mike Piontka