NW-Mailing-List Digest, Vol 184, Issue 63

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Sun Mar 29 20:25:21 EDT 2020

Truss Bridges on the N&W

I for one think the truss bridges crossing the James River and C&O at
Natural Bridge Station are your ticket.  The through truss across the C&O
is fairly short and the deck truss approaching from the south is really
nice.  I saw several photos of the truss from the station side through the
years before I finally realized how short the through truss was.
Unfortunately, I don't know where I've seen the picture that revealed the
entire span.  I suppose you might look at Google Earth to at least get a
view from above.

Other trusses that come to mind are the deck truss in Luray that Link
included in one of his pictures, the twin trusses on the Poky at the
Hatfield tunnels (?) maybe, the trusses west of Portsmouth as you enter the
Peavine to Cincinatti, the trusses at the entrance to Pigeon Creek branch
west of Williamson, and I believe there is (was) a truss behind the
Williamson roundhouse going across the river.  The Ohio River trusses and
the Maybuery truss are beautiful but enormous.

David Ray


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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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