Monday, February 25, 2019

CSX/C&O New River Bridge (1899) near Prince, WV

(Bridge HunterHistoric Bridges; Satellite)

ORDERS Construction

Walter Langston shared his post with the comment: "the train trestle and hiway bridge prince west Virginia new river is flooding." I include his photos of the bridge built in 2015 because its piers look so spindly compared to the lateral force they have to endure. I wonder how deep bedrock is here.

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I used street view to see the height of a normal river flow. The street view is older than 2015 because traffic is still routed over the old bridge. But I was able to find a location on the bridge so that I could see all three piers between the truss members.
Street View
Another data point as to the normal river level.
David Storey, this site has four more photos of the bridge


ORDERS Construction

ORDERS Construction
A reason the C&O built in this difficult terrain.
AppalachianRailroadModeling
Island Creek coal facility near Prince, WV, 1969 -Donald Haskel
[Doing a Google search finds results for Holden, WV; but not Prince, WV.]

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