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Cotton Hill Station Bridge, Spanning New River at State Route 16, Cotton Hill, Fayette County, WV



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HB1285033
View South-southwest, Bridge Approach.

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HB1285035
View Southwest, General View Of Bridge.

HB1285036
View North, East Elevation.

HB1285037
View Northwest, North Side Warren Pony Truss And Part Of The Pratt Truss.

HB1285038
View Northwest, Northern Pratt Truss.

HB1285039
View West, Showing The Center Pratt Truss.

HB1285040
View East, Plate Girder Span Elevation.

HB1285041
View South, Showing The Pier Number 1.

HB1285042
View Northeast, Showing Eastern Bridge Footing On Pier Number 2.

HB1285043
View Northwest, Showing Western Bridge Footing On Pier Number 2.

HB1285044
View Showing Lower Superstructure, Looking North.

HB1285045
View South, Showing The Remaining Pier Footings For The Steam Engine Water Tower For The Chesapeake And Ohio Railroad.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning New River at State Route 16, Cotton Hill, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-55
Significance: The Cotton Hill Station Bridge is one of two bridges, located in Fayette County, crossing the vast New River. Its construction is a representation of the influence that local and statewide Good Roads Clubs had in improving the transportation system in Fayette County. This additional route, connecting US Route 60 with US Route 19, opened Fayette County to manufacturing and commercial opportunities not available previous to the construction of this safer and more expedient connector. It is also a representation of the influence of the Bureau of Public Roads in the design and placement of rural routes in the late 1920s.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View South-Southwest, Bridge Approach.
2. View South, Bridge Approach.
3. View Southwest, General view of bridge.
4. View North, East elevation.
5. View Northwest, North side Warren Pony Truss and part of the Pratt Truss.
6. View Northwest, Northern Pratt Truss.
7. View West, Showing the center Pratt Truss.
8. View East, Plate Girder Span elevation.
9. View South, Showing the Pier number 1.
10. View Northeast, Showing Eastern Bridge Footing on Pier number 2.
11. View Northwest, Showing Western Bridge Footing on Pier number 2.
12. View showing lower superstructure, looking North.
13. View South, showing the remaining pier footings for the steam engine water tower for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.


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