N&W Bridges

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Bill - the first three examples that come to mind are:  (1)  West of Matewan WV; the double track main line passes through side by side thru truss bridges;then tunnels; then another pair of side by side truss bridges as it crosses back into WV.(2)  Crossing the Ohio River at Kenova WV:  Double track multi span through truss bridge, possiblythe heaviest truss bridge on the system.(3)  Former VGN; skewed single track through truss which crosses over the N&W double track nearSinger VA, several miles west of Salem VA.
There may be others; but not popping into my mind at the moment.
Jerome Crosson; NWHS; St. Peters MO.
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Did the N&W (circa 1950s) have any truss bridges?  Or combination truss bridge/girder bridge?  
I have seen many pictures of trestle bridges (some quite impressive) on the N&W system, but not a single truss bridge I can find in print or video.  
I am modeling the N&W (all steam) and have a dramatic water feature I would line to cross as authentically as possible.  Any reference to good source material on N&W bridges would be appreciated.  I have O. Winston Links' photographic book "The Last Steam Railroad in America."  
Thank you for any photos you might be able to forward.  
Bill DemarestGainesville, Va.mgj21932 at yahoo.com________________________________________
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