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Hutchinson Bridge

Fairmont Coal Company Bridge, Consolidation Coal Company Bridge

Hutchinson Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 14, 2018

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-90/3 Over West Fork River
Location
Rural: Marion County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1911 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
124 Feet (38 Meters)
Structure Length
305 Feet (93 Meters)
Roadway Width
11.5 Feet (3.51 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
25A185

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Bridge Documentation

This unusual continuous through truss appears to be been moved here from another location, or otherwise has been significantly altered from its original design and span configuration. The bridge appears to have been longer in its original location as the ends of the top chord look like they were cut off. Furhermore, other truss bridge parts appear to have been salvaged and reused in this bridge's approach span. There was indeed a bridge built at this location in 1911. However, the trusses seen on the bridge today look newer than 1911. It is possible the piers of the bridge date to 1911 but that the truss seen today was moved to replace a 1911 superstructure at a later date.

 The truss top and bottom chords are not parallel, the truss is deeper at one end than the other. This is the sort of detail that might present in portion of a very large bridge such as a cantilever truss bridge. Another slim possibility is that it is composed of parts salvaged from the demolition of a bridge like the old Hi Carpenter Bridge.

The bridge built in 1911 was mainly built to serve the needs of the nearby Fairmont Coal Company, which was owned by the Consolidation Coal Company.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
39.444448,-80.274712

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