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Twin Branch Pony Truss Bridge (E)

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CR 7 Tug Fork Bridge - East Pony Truss Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2010

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BH Photo #168347

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Tug Fork on CR 7
Location
McDowell County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
https://transportation.wv.gov/highways/engineering/comment/c...
History
Built 1890 by the Edge Moor Bridge Works
Builder
- Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
Railroad
- Norfolk & Western Railway (NW)
Design
Two span riveted Warren pony truss. Spans are positioned at an angle to each other to form a curve.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.47590, -81.66944   (decimal degrees)
37°28'33" N, 81°40'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/440808/4147878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Davy
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
587
Inventory number
BH 35370 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • July 15, 2020: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge's future may be in question via WVDOT page from 2018
  • June 24, 2010: New photos from C Hanchey
  • April 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS and info.

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