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Tunnelton Footbridge

Photos 

The south side

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2007

BH Photo #111929

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over CSX Mainline on Pedestrian Walkway, North St. to South St
Location
Tunnelton, Preston County, West Virginia
Status
Removed but not replaced in 2014
History
Built 1912, Removed 2014
Design
Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39200, -79.74830   (decimal degrees)
39°23'31" N, 79°44'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/607787/4361025 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingwood
Inventory number
BH 36286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2017: Updated by Brian Powell: removed in 2014
  • October 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city
  • June 3, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • February 20, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Todd Wilson
  • Brian Powell
  • Luke

Comments 

Tunnelton Footbridge
Posted November 17, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Doomed:

http://wvpublic.org/post/historic-bridge-tunnelton-come-down

An early 20th century pedestrian bridge in Tunnelton is coming down.

Credit SieBot / wikimedia commons

The bridge spanning CSX tracks is scheduled to be demolished on Tuesday. CSX says the bridge was built in 1912 in the Preston County town.

 Tom Mercer with Orders Construction tells The Dominion Post that a crew will remove the top part of the bridge after Mon Power cuts power to lines stretching along the span. Then the bridge's steps and concrete piers will be demolished. Eighty-two-year-old Virgie McGill tells the newspaper that she will miss the bridge. She says it's a big part of Tunnelton.