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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Stone Bridges 1 & 2, Between Gassaway & Sutton, Gassaway, Braxton County, WV



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Item Title


Location
Between Gassaway & Sutton, Gassaway vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-34
Building/structure dates: 1909 initial construction
Significance: Beginning in the 18880s, railroads played a major role in opening the interior of West Virginia for coal and timber exploitation, which in turn helped shift population centers and wealth to the State's central and southern counties. These two relatively rare stone bridges are located on a B&O branch line built in 1909 during the final phase of West Virginia railroad development. The line contributed to the development of Gassaway and Sutton, West Virginia.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges


Related Names
Coal & Coke Railway Company Engineering Department
Davis, Henry Gassaway
Elkins, Stephen B.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING ABUTMENTS OF BRIDGE NO. 1
2. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING BRIDGE ARCH OF BRIDGE NO. 1
3. VIEW, LOOMING NORTH, SNOWING ABUTMENT OF BRIDGE NO. 1
4. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING ARCH DETAIL OF BRIDGE NO. 1
5. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SNOWING ARCH DETAIL OF BRIDGE NO. 2
6. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING BRIDGE NO. 2


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