Thursday, December 29, 2022

DGVR/C&O Bridge over Trout Run near Greenbrier River north of Cass, WV

(no Bridge Hunter; Road Map, I used a road map instead of a satellite location because the tracks are hidden by trees in a satellite image.)

The DGVR runs multiple tourist routes and the restoration of this route will connect their Cass Scenic Railroad with their Durbin Rocket.

Cass Scenic Railroad posted six photos with the comment:
We are happy to report that bridge construction has resumed on the Greenbrier River Line at Trout Run! In early October, two massive 65-foot long bridge beams were delivered to Cass and later moved to the construction site by rail. crews, along with the WV Division of Highways and WV Rail Authority successfully installed the beams on the bridge abutments which were completed in early 2021. Over the next several weeks crews will continue to complete the bridge ahead of winter. 
We are very excited for rail excursions from Cass to Durbin to return for the first time since the devastating 1985 floods. Stay tuned for more information on the exciting plans we have for our 2023 season!
J.B. Rail Photog shared




[Some comments indicate that the original bridge and its abutments will left in place.
I wonder how they built the temporary work bridge. The boom on their crane doesn't seem long enough.]

Dave Ginny Cunningham
: Is this the same bridge my company (Mid Atlantic) drilled the foundations for ? And brought our big drill in with the work train to the job.
Walter Scriptunas II: Dave, it is!

Evan Armstrong commented on the fifth photo
Picture of the abutments from when I walked the line in 2015.

Michael Stinebaugh commented on the post

Cass is near the bottom and Durbin is near the top. Note that the route from the Lumber RR to Bald Knob has yet to be built.
1924 Cass and Durbin Quads @ 62,500


I noticed that we were in a wilderness because Nida is just a name on Google Maps. There is no town. (In fact, I changed the title from "near Nida" to "north of Cass." Then I noticed that we are just across a mountain ridge from the Green Bank Telescope. And there is no road along the Greenbrier River! The road is along the mountain ridge to the West.

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