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CSX - Point Pleasant-Henderson Bridge

Photos 

Closeup Crop of Bridge

i put this one first to avoid confusion since nobody else has pictures. and people might see the picture and think its the Bartow Jones Bridge

Photo taken by Jesse Sharkoman in September 2019

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BH Photo #519064

Street Views 

Description 

Dimensions are estimated.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CSX Railroad
Location
Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System (B&O/C&O/WM)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 475.0 ft.
Total length: 2,500.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.83345, -82.13214   (decimal degrees)
38°50'00" N, 82°07'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/401735/4298903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gallipolis
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
9,600
Inventory number
BH 46485 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2000)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • October 18, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Removed NBI's 91.9' length and added estimated lengths
  • March 1, 2013: New Street View added by Andy Peters
  • November 9, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Kanawha River", "Riveted", "Steel trestle"
  • October 12, 2010: Added by Robert Wolfe

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Comments 

CSX - Point Pleasant-Henderson Bridge
Posted April 15, 2016, by Dan Robie (drobie [at] carolina [dot] rr [dot] com)

That is the original B&O cantilever bridge that spanned the Kanawha River. As steam power became larger and heavier through the years, this structure restricted what types could run the Ohio River line . In 1947, it was replaced with the heavy truss bridge that exists today and opened the line for 2-8-2 Mikes, 4-6-2 Pacifics, etc.

CSX - Kanawha River Bridge (Henderson)
Posted January 5, 2016, by Mark Frazier (mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Postcard view of what I believe was the original bridge at this location.