Prince Railroad Bridge

    Prince Railroad Bridge

    The Prince Railroad Bridge carries CSX’s Piney Creek Subdivision over the New River at Prince, West Virginia.

    The Prince Railroad Bridge, a two-span skewed Parker through truss and a single span skewed Pratt through truss, was constructed by the A. P. Roberts Pendoyd Iron Works of Pendoyd, Pennsylvania in 1899 to serve Chesapeake & Ohio Railway’s Piney Creek Branch. 1 The new line was being constructed from its mainline at Prince up Batoff Mountain to Raleigh and Helen and was completed in 1901.

    Algernon and Percival Roberts founded the Pencoyd Iron Works in 1852 and went on to become a leader in the manufacture of bridges. 1 Initially producing heavy hardware, including axles, they branched out in 1859 under the title of “Bridge Company” and began designing, fabricating, and erecting wrought and cast-iron bridges.


    • State: West Virginia
    • Route: CSX
    • Type: Parker Through Truss, Pratt Through Truss
    • Status: Active - Railroad
    • Total Length: 708 feet
    • Main Span Length: 228 feet


    1. Janowski, Kristen. “Piney Creek Branch of the C&O Railroad.” West Virginia Historic Property Inventory Form, Sept. 2004.

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