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NS - Potomac River Bridge (Shepherdstown)

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Photo taken by Daniel McFarland in May 2006

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Overview
Deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Shepherdstown
Location
Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Riveted Pratt Deck Truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43311, -77.79724   (decimal degrees)
39°25'59" N, 77°47'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/259247/4368575 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shepherdstown
Inventory number
BH 42564 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2017: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • September 23, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 22, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • May 14, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • May 13, 2009: Added by Daniel McFarland

Sources 

  • Daniel McFarland
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Shepherdstown Railroad Bridge
Posted May 13, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

It's not a Through Truss when the tracks are on Top of the truss, rather than running through it. It could be called a DECK truss.