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K&M - Point Pleasant Bridge

Photo 

Bridge View at Point Pleasant

Real photo postcard mailed in 1906

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in January 2016

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BH Photo #345113

Description 

This bridge offered a clearance of 90' above Ohio River low water.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Ohio River on Kanawha & Michigan Railroad
Location
Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, and Gallia County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1882-1885; Replaced 1907-1909
Railroad
- Kanawha & Michigan Railway (K&M)
Design
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'
Dimensions
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:
Gallipolis
Inventory number
BH 70460 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

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