K&M - Point Pleasant Bridge
Bridge View at Point Pleasant
Real photo postcard mailed in 1906
Photo taken by Mark Frazier in January 2016
BH Photo #345113
This bridge offered a clearance of 90' above Ohio River low water.
- Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Ohio River on Kanawha & Michigan Railroad
- Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, and Gallia County, Ohio
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1882-1885; Replaced 1907-1909
- - Kanawha & Michigan Railway (K&M)
- North to south/west to east:
Timber approach trestle, 1,091'
Iron approach viaduct, 930'
One Whipple through truss span, 200'
One through truss span with camelback top chord, 420'
Three Whipple through truss spans, 250' each
Iron approach viaduct, 1,516'
Length of largest span: 420.0 ft.
- Also called
- K&M Railroad Bridge
Kanawha & Michigan Railroad Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.84598, -82.14085 (decimal degrees)
38°50'46" N, 82°08'27" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/400996/4300302 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 70460 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 4, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added more dimensions and category "13-panel truss"
- August 3, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions and categories "Curved", "Stone piers"
- January 5, 2016: Added by Luke