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CSX - Hawk's Nest Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in September 2008

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BH Photo #150686

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over New River
Location
Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Originally built for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 220.0 ft.
Total length: 640.0 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.11714, -81.11982   (decimal degrees)
38°07'02" N, 81°07'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/489496/4218818 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fayetteville
Inventory number
BH 43765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 16, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • November 16, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Added skew, length, year built
  • January 15, 2012: New photos from Loyd Lowry
  • December 17, 2009: New photos from Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Loyd Lowry - loydplowry [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CSX - Hawk's Nest Bridge
Posted May 31, 2017, by Luke

"The name Hawk's Nest derived from the many fish hawks which inhabited the massive cliffs at this point. When the railroad began blasting in the area between 1869 and 1873, the hawks left the site and never returned. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawks_Nest,_West_Virginia

CSX - Hawk's Nest Bridge
Posted May 31, 2017, by Brandon Cooper

Interesting bridge.But who coined Hawk's Nest for this area is what I am wondering?

Hawk's Nest Bridge
Posted November 16, 2012, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm pretty sure the Parker's are skewed about 45 degrees. That can result in some odd looking portal braces.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sleepycreek/6471470613/

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=130997

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=70625

Hawk's Nest Bridge
Posted January 16, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

And this year's award for "Weirdest Portal Bracing" goes to...