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CSX - Point Pleasant-Henderson Bridge

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Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CSX Railroad
Location
Henderson, Mason County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 91.9 ft.
Total length: 91.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.83345, -82.13214   (decimal degrees)
38°50'00" N, 82°07'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/401735/4298903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gallipolis
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
9,600
Inventory number
BH 46485 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2000)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2013: New Street View added by Andy Peters
  • November 9, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Kanawha River", "Riveted", "Steel trestle"
  • October 12, 2010: Added by Robert Wolfe

Sources 

  • Robert Wolfe
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CSX - Point Pleasant-Henderson Bridge
Posted April 15, 2016, by Dan Robie (drobie [at] carolina [dot] rr [dot] com)

That is the original B&O cantilever bridge that spanned the Kanawha River. As steam power became larger and heavier through the years, this structure restricted what types could run the Ohio River line . In 1947, it was replaced with the heavy truss bridge that exists today and opened the line for 2-8-2 Mikes, 4-6-2 Pacifics, etc.

CSX - Kanawha River Bridge (Henderson)
Posted January 5, 2016, by Mark Frazier (mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Postcard view of what I believe was the original bridge at this location.