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WB&T - Wheeling Creek Bridge

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WB&T - Wheeling Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck truss bridge over Wheeling Creek, Bow St. on future Wheeling Heritage Trail in Wheeling
Location
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Is said to become part of the Wheeling Heritage Trail
History
Abandoned in 1982
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Wheeling Bridge & Terminal Railway (WB&T)
Design
deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 320.0 ft.
Also called
Wheeling Heritage Trail - Wheeling Creek Bridge (Future)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08022, -80.72016   (decimal degrees)
40°04'49" N, 80°43'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/523859/4436698 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wheeling
Inventory number
BH 43550 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 26, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Flickr
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

WB&T - Wheeling Creek Bridge
Posted December 16, 2021, by Erik Neely (neelyerik1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Was never planned for Wheeling Heritage Trail use. They used the old Hempfield Viaduct and Tunnel. This is still there but defunct since the bridge across the Ohio River was demolished. There is another tunnel on the other side of Ravine St. that came out to the bride across the river but it was covered with a concrete retaining wall when a business cut into the hill. The 1940 USGS map shows this tunnel but does not in 1957.