Baltimore & Ohio Monogahela Bridge
Photocopied 1972 From The New World, Or The United States And Canada, London Publishing, Library Of Congress, C. 1858. View Of Fairmont Bridge
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
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The first all-metal bridge on the [Albert] Fink plan, its detailing infulenced the development of pin-connection in American bridges. Longest iron bridge in the United States in 1852.
Dennis N. Zembala for HAER
- Lost Fink through truss bridge over Monongahela River on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
- Farimont, Marion County, West Virginia
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Fink iron bridge built here 1852; Destroyed by the CSA 1863; Replaced by indentical structure 1865; Replaced 1887; Present structure built 1912
- - Albert Fink
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- The first bridge was an Albert Fink designed iron bridge, the longest metal bridge in the US at the time it was built. It was destroyed by Confederate troops in 1863, rebuilt in 1865 but replaced in 1887 when it was obsoleted by heavier equipment. The current modified Warren Truss was built in 1912.
Length of largest span: 205.0 ft.
Total length: 615.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.46659, -80.14775 (decimal degrees)
39°27'60" N, 80°08'52" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/573311/4368903 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Fairmont West
- Inventory number
- BH 43993 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 31, 2010: Added by J.R. Manning
- J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
- HAER WV-14 - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Fairmont Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River, Fairmont vicinity, Marion County, WV