ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
June 01, 2020, 12:11:34 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  General Discussion
| | |-+  Heartbreaker--Bridge Demolition in Wheeling, W.Va.
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Heartbreaker--Bridge Demolition in Wheeling, W.Va.  (Read 882 times)
J3a-614

View Profile
« on: September 22, 2011, 11:33:25 PM »

This bridge was built in the 1890s by the street railway company of Wheeling, W.Va.; it spanned the "back channel" between Wheeling Island and the town of Bridgeport, Oh. It has been out of service for many years (its replacement was caused partially by inadequate maintenance--note that it had a Bailey temporary truss inside the bridge itself), but I would have had hopes that its ornate design would have made it a candidate for preservation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DC99GJ4SrQ

I guess it was too much to hope for.

The late W. J. B. Gwynn, a noted railroad and trolley photographer and historian in the Wheeling area, was a motorman on the street railway that ran across this bridge; he would have crossed it countless times as a motorman back in the day.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!