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WVR-McVey Bridge

Photo 

1913 view

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

Image from "Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh: A History of the Flood of March, 1913", by Charles Wilbur Garrett, 1913, page 190

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BH Photo #535000

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Description 

A small railroad line quickly absorbed into the massive Pennsylvania Railroad network.

https://www.abandonedrails.com/walhonding-valley-branch

Likely removed in 1942 when the county was collecting scrap metal for the war effort.

The Walhonding Valley Railway was built in 1892-3. This bridge and the other pre-1913 spans over the Mohican and Walhonding rivers from Loudonville to Coshocton likely date from this time.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walhonding River on Walhonding Valley Railroad
Location
Coshocton County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1890's; approach washed out in flood of 1913; removed after the line was abandoned in 1936.
Railroads
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Toledo, Walhonding Valley & Ohio Railroad
- Walhonding Valley Railroad
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge #14
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.35507, -82.12112   (decimal degrees)
40°21'18" N, 82°07'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/404797/4467770 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added history line, alternate name, and categories "Great Flood of 1913"; "Railroad"
  • March 9, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added category "Toledo, Walhonding Valley & Ohio Railroad"
  • March 8, 2021: New Street View added by Jeff Wieland
  • March 8, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added category "Pennsylvania Railroad"

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jeff Wieland