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Northwestern Virginia Railroad, Grafton Bridge, Spanning Tygart Valley River, Grafton, Taylor County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1262232
Photocopy Of Photograph, 1972

HB1262233
Photocopy Of Photograph, 1972

HB1262234
Photocopy Of Photograph, 1972

HB1262235
Photocopy Of Photograph

HB1262236
Photocopy Of Photograph, 1972

HB1262237
Photocopy Of Photograph, 1972

HB1262238
Photocopy Of Photograph, 1972


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Tygart Valley River, Grafton, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-11
Significance: Typical of the transition from timber to metal bridge construction, the original Fink spans were probably the longest tri-composite trusses then (1854) in existence, and most likely represented the maximum possible length for the design. One original pier remains, partly supporting a deck plate girder bridge.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of photograph, 1972. GRAFTON BRIDGE. (Taken from 'American Railroad Bridges,' Trans, A.S.C.E., Theodore Cooper, 1889)
2. Photocopy of photograph, 1972. GRAFTON BRIDGE IN 1859. (From the original collection of Mr. Ray Boliger, Grafton, WV)
3. Photocopy of photograph, 1972. VIEW OF GRAFTON, WEST VIRGINIA. (From the original collection of Mr. Ray Boliger, Grafton, WV)
4. Photocopy of photograph. B & O BRIDGE DURING FLOOD OF 1884. (From the original collection of Mr. Ray Boliger, Grafton, WV)
5. Photocopy of photograph, 1972. GRAFTON BRIDGE, 1890. (From the original collection of Mr. Ray Boliger, Grafton, WV)
6. Photocopy of photograph, 1972. GRAFTON BRIDGE COLLAPSE IN AUGUST OF 1890 (From the original collection of Miss Lois Heflin, Grafton, WV)
7. Photocopy of photograph, 1972. GRAFTON BRIDGE (From 'American Railroad Bridges,' Trans. A.S.C.E., Theodore Cooper, 1889)


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