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B&O Bollman Truss over Georges Creek

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B&O Bollman Truss over Georges Creek Piedmont WV

Photo taken by G.W. Robinson

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BH Photo #349584

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bollman through truss bridge over Georges Creek on B&O RR
Location
Piedmont, Mineral County, West Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builders
- B&O Mount Clare Shops of Baltimore, Maryland
- Wendel Bollman of Baltimore, Maryland
Design
Bollman through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.47158, -79.05935   (decimal degrees)
39°28'18" N, 79°03'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/666929/4370907 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
950 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 71255 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Possible location
  • March 12, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: Corrected builder to match category
  • March 6, 2016: Added by ArtS

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

B&O Bollman Truss over Georges Creek
Posted April 16, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'll leave it to the rail experts to untangle the history, but based on comments on the linked page, it seems the bridge was built by the Georges Creek Railroad over the North Potomac rather the fairly small creek. The 1895 topo shows the RR as West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh. The other RR crossing in this area is marked as B&O in 1895.