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WVR-Walhonding Bridge

Photos 

Railroad bridge to the Left. Covered Bridge lost in the 1913 flood.

Pre 1913 photo

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BH Photo #492497

Street View 

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; 2 spans destroyed in 1913 flood when nearby covered bridge was washed into them; removed after the line was abandoned in 1936.
Railroads
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Toledo, Walhonding Valley & Ohio Railroad
- Walhonding Valley Railroad
Design
(3)6-panel Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.35826, -82.13701   (decimal degrees)
40°21'30" N, 82°08'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/403452/4468142 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92348 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added extra history and categories "6-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "Great Flood of 1913"
  • 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 7, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

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

Comments 

WVR-Walhonding Bridge
Posted June 30, 2022, by Paul Plassman

For what it's worth, this section of the line from Coshocton to Brinkhaven seems to have really taken a pounding in the 1913 flood, with nearly every bridge suffering damage or total destruction. At least some of the bridges were thus complete replacements after the flood...still researching whether this was one of them.

WVR-Walhonding Bridge
Posted March 7, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Luke or John, feel free to add or change info on this one. I think I was on the right... ahem... track, but will never claim to be a railroad guy.