Rating:
4 votes

Thurmond Bridge

Photos 

Thurmond Station and New River Bridge

east end of bridge visible at right

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in May 2007

Enlarge

BH Photo #133867

Map 

Description 

The bridge is next to the Thurmond Amtrak station, although it does not carry Amtrak trains. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurmond_station

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over New River on CR 25/2 & Railroad tracks
Location
Thurmond, Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Open to one-lane traffic and one railroad track
History
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1951 and 2017
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
- Chessie System Railroads (CSRR)
- R.J. Corman Railroad (RJCN; RJCR; RJCC; RJCL; RJCM; RJCP; RJCK; RJNX; RJCV)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with roadway deck hung on brackets
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 226.1 ft.
Total length: 826.2 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
RJCV - New River Bridge
Chessie - New River Bridge
C&O - New River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.95614, -81.07902   (decimal degrees)
37°57'22" N, 81°04'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/493057/4200951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thurmond
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
225
Inventory number
BH 35083 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 27, 2020: Updated by Andy Peters: updates GPS coordinates; adds Amtrak station detail
  • October 20, 2017: Updated by Brian Powell: 2017 rehab
  • December 28, 2015: New photos from Charles Kuehn
  • July 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed name to commonly used name, added city + current RR name
  • November 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-and-Road"
  • November 25, 2012: Photo imported by Ben Tate
  • May 14, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: made slight adjustment to gps coordinates
  • February 21, 2009: New photo from Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Brian Powell
  • Luke
  • Charles Kuehn
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Thurmond Bridge
Posted May 18, 2020, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a video I did on the history of the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVc-wRGGgs4

Matewan film
Posted March 27, 2020, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge appeared in the 1987 film "Matewan". The town of Thurmond was the filming location of this movie and the town was the stand-in for the town of Matewan.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093509/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Thurmond Bridge
Posted January 17, 2017, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge is currently undergoing rehabilitation with pedestrian bump-outs being added: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/highways/engineering/commen...

New River Bridge
Posted February 28, 2009, by Tim (holdcroft71 [at] gmail [dot] com)