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Back Run Bridge (Ruin), Approximately 2,000 feet (610 meters) upstream & s, Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1292787
BWPhotos 192765

HB1292788
BWPhotos 192766


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Location
000 feet (610 meters) upstream & s, Harrisville vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-67
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Significance: The bridge abutments along Back Run are part of an impressive list of engineering structures built by the Harrisville Southern Railroad, a Ritchie County short line. They were built with the labor of Italian stone masons, and exhibit fine craftsmanship. Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, they are a visible reminder of the short line railway age in Ritchie County.

Related Names
Harrison Southern Railroad
Kemp, Emory, Photographer
Past & Present, Consultants, The Kemp Group, Incor, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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