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DGVR - Tygart Valley River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jim Allen in July 2008

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BH Photo #275124

Map 

Description 

This bridge was built new in 2006 on the site of a former Western Maryland Railway bridge that had been removed in the 1980s. Construction of the bridge allowed for tourist train traffic to begin using the Elkins Depot.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Tygart Valley River on Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Location
Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2006
Railroads
- Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad (DGVR)
- West Virginia Central Railroad (WVCR)
Design
Through truss
Also called
WM - Tygart Valley River Bridge
WVC - Tygart Valley River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92287, -79.85170   (decimal degrees)
38°55'22" N, 79°51'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/599543/4308843 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elkins
Inventory number
BH 59825 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2018: Updated by Brian Powell: owned by State Rail Authority
  • October 20, 2017: Updated by Brian Powell: new bridge, not rehab
  • October 15, 2015: New photo from Jim Allen
  • February 20, 2014: Updated by Jim Allen: Added category "Railroad"

Sources 

  • Brian Powell
  • Jim Allen