C & O Railroad Bridge
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At some date they must of capped the masonry work (piers and abutments) with concrete. Did anyone find any VDOT plates for work around US 250?
Thank you for giving this information. I figured this bridge was far older than what was listed. I will update this listing as appropriate. Very interesting stuff.
If you see any other listings from that bridge book on here, please feel free to comment. Itís always appreciated!
Bridge was built in 1889 and central reinforcement in 1911. New approach plate-girder in 1948. Source -- C&O Southern Region Bridge book C&O Historical society.
Could 1932 be the rehabilitation date? It looks like a pair of riveted truss lines were added to the original pin connected deck truss. The original truss looks like it may date to the late 1890s.