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Wheeling Heritage Trail - Hempfield Viaduct

Photos 

View Of Viaduct And Tunnel Entrance From The Northwest

Photo taken by William E. Barrett for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #285196

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Big Wheeling Creek on Wheeling Heritage Trail
Location
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1857; Abandoned 1980s
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07280, -80.71128   (decimal degrees)
40°04'22" N, 80°42'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/524619/4435877 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wheeling
Inventory number
BH 57835 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged HAER photographs
  • September 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • September 2, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Rail-to-trail"

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • HAER WV-80 - Hempfield Viaduct & Tunnel No. 1, Spanning Wheeling Creek at B&O Railroad tracks near I-70, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV