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East River Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (W)

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Looking SE-North span

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in June 2017

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BH Photo #394794

Map 

Description 

Dimensions and skew are estimates.

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals bridge over East River on NSRR
Location
Mercer County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Skew angle
40 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.35322, -80.87466   (decimal degrees)
37°21'12" N, 80°52'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/511100/4134064 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 77692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

East River Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge (W)
Posted June 20, 2017, by John Marvig

I would say the deck girder span is a modern span. I've seen spans similar to this with the fish belly type. Normally, they replace a truss.