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CSX - New River Bridge

Photos 

Shows the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge (WV-41) in front of the railroad bridge

Photo taken by Irma Hale in July 2011

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BH Photo #204902

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Description 

The railroad bridge across New River between Prince and Royal was built in about 1899 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway as part of the Piney Creek Subdivision, a branch line railroad built to open the undeveloped coal fields in Raleigh County, which was completed in 1901 to Raleigh, WV.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over New River on CSX Railroad
Location
Fayette County, West Virginia, and Raleigh County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
Main spans: Parker through truss
Also called
C&O - New River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.85416, -81.07031   (decimal degrees)
37°51'15" N, 81°04'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/493814/4189636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prince
Inventory number
BH 49175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 14, 2012: New Street View added by J.P.
  • July 23, 2011: Added by Irma Hale

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com