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NYC - Gauley River Bridge

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NYC RR Bridge

oblique from west end

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in July 2010

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BH Photo #172725

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Gauley River on former New York Central Railroad
Location
Gauley Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Abandoned
Railroads
- Kanawha & Michigan Railway (K&M)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.16334, -81.19520   (decimal degrees)
38°09'48" N, 81°11'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/482900/4223956 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gauley Bridge
Inventory number
BH 45885 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2020: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • July 13, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 26, 2015: New photos from Irma Hale
  • February 24, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • August 13, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added NYC RR as a category.
  • August 13, 2010: Added by Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

NYC - Gauley River Bridge
Posted September 16, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Shiny rails in 2010. Rusty rails in 2011. Frames date of abandonment of this RR line.

As industry in WV declines, many railroad lines are being abandoned, and along with them a number of historic RR bridges. The only hope for preservation is rail-to-trail conversion.