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Thurmond Bridge

   


Thurmond Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 5, 2014
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) and CR-25-2 Over New River
Location
Rural: Fayette County, West Virginia
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1916 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1951
Main Span Length
226 Feet (68.9 Meters)
Structure Length
826.5 Feet (251.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
12 Feet (3.7 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 10 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
10A126

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This bridge leads to Thurmond, an unusual ghost town in that it is pristinely preserved by the National Park Service and even has an Amtrak stop. The bridge is also unusual. The existing railroad bridge is also unusual because it includes a one-lane highway road next to it, which is cantilevered off of the through truss main span via riveted brackets. The roadway is part of the bridge's original 1915 construction. The existing 1915 railroad bridge is not the original bridge at this location.

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