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Prince Railroad Bridge

Prince Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 5, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over New River
Location
Rural: Fayette County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 6 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1899 By Builder/Contractor: Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania, A and P Roberts, Agents

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
228 Feet (69.49 Meters)
Structure Length
708 Feet (215.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is an excellent example of a pin-connected railroad truss bridge. It features two pin-connected Parker truss main spans. South of these spans there is a single pin-connected Pratt truss span, followed by a couple deck plate girder spans. The bridge is noted for its heavy skew. To accommodate the skew, each truss web is shaped asymmetrically and only has a hip vertical at one end.

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