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Thurmond Bridge

Photos 

Thurmond Station and New River Bridge

east end of bridge visible at right

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in May 2007

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BH Photo #133867

Map 

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
- 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
+37.95587, -81.07898   (decimal degrees)
37°57'21" N, 81°04'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/493061/4200921 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thurmond
Inventory number
BH 35083 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
200

Update Log 

  • 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

Comments 

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)