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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Fairmont Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River, Fairmont, Marion County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1269845
Photocopied 1972 From The New World, Or The United States And Canada, London Publishing, Library Of Congress, C

HB1269846
Photocopied 1972 From Ecole Imperiale Des Ponts Et Chaussees, Collection De Dessins Distribues Aus Eleves, (n.d

HB1269847
Photocopied 1972 From Smithsonian, 1852

HB1269848
Photocopied 1972 From Smithsonian, 1865

HB1269849
William E

HB1269850
William E

HB1269851
William E

HB1269852
William E


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Monongahela River, Fairmont vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-14
Building/structure dates: 1852 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1863 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1865 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1868 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1887 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1912 subsequent work
Significance: The first all-metal bridge on the Fink plan, its detailing influenced the development of pin-connection in American bridges. Longest iron bridge in the United States in 1852.

Related Names
Fink, Albert


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopied 1972 from The New World, or the United States and Canada, London publishing, Library of Congress, c. 1858. VIEW OF FAIRMONT BRIDGE.
2. Photocopied 1972 from Ecole imperiale des ponts et chaussees, Collection de Dessins Distribues aus eleves, (n.d. and no place), ORIGINAL FINK TRUSS BRIDGE, 1852.
3. Photocopied 1972 from Smithsonian, 1852. VIEW OF FAIRMONT BRIDGE.
4. Photocopied 1972 from Smithsonian, 1865. VIEW OF FAIRMONT BRIDGE.
5. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1972. ELEVATION FROM SOUTH SHOWING ORIGINAL PIERS AND 1912 SUPERSTRUCTURE.
6. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1972. VIEW THROUGH SOUTH PORTAL.
7. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1972. ELEVATION LOOKING NORTH.
8. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1972. DETAIL OF PIERS SHOWING ADDED MASONRY COURSES.


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