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Sewell Wagon Bridge

Map 

Description 

Info via "West Virginia Narrow Gauge: Mann's Creek Railway" by Ron Lane and Ted Schnepf, TLC Publishing 1997

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truss bridge over New River on wagon road
Location
Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built ca. 1900, washed out by spring flooding 1901 and never replaced in kind, but by ferry
Design
Truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.98013, -81.02625   (decimal degrees)
37°58'48" N, 81°01'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/497695/4203610 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thurmond
Inventory number
BH 58202 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1900 (922)
Built during 1900s (7,139)
Destroyed by flood (457)
Fayette County, West Virginia (61)
Lost (24,195)
Lost 1901 (21)
Lost during 1900s (309)
Pony truss (16,100)
Pratt pony truss (3,605)
Pratt truss (9,196)
Truss (32,510)
West Virginia (1,480)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2013: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV