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CSX - Tray Run Viaduct

Photos 

Albert Fink Design Truss, ca. 1880

Photocopied 1974 From Album Of Baltimore And Ohio Railroad, Witteman Brothers, Smithsonian Institution, 1882. Woodcut Illustration Of Trestle Work, Cheat River Gorge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #153675

Map 

Description 

The original bridge on this site was designed by Albert Fink and utilized his patented truss type. It was replaced by a wrought iron trestle in 1887. This structure was replaced by a masonry arch bridge in circa 1905. The history of the Tray Run Viaduct is most notable because of its association with Albert Fink.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tray Run on CSX Railroad
Location
Preston County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Fink truss built here 1852; Replaced with wrought iron bridge 1887; Replaced by masonry arch, 1905
Builder
- Albert Fink of Lauterbach, Hesse, Germany
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.35793, -79.69438   (decimal degrees)
39°21'29" N, 79°41'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/612485/4357310 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rowlesburg
Inventory number
BH 43971 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Albert Fink (6)
Arch (11,533)
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (330)
Built 1905 (759)
Built during 1900s (6,799)
CSX Railroad (1,374)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,773)
Deck arch (10,785)
Open (38,217)
Owned by railroad (11,102)
Preston County, West Virginia (39)
Railroad (14,369)
West Virginia (1,387)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2010: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WV-18 - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Tray Run Viaduct, Spanning Tray Run, Rowelsburg vicinity, Preston County, WV