Thurmond Bridge

    The Thurmond Bridge carries a railroad and a one-lane roadway over the New River in Thurmond, West Virginia.

    The Thurmond Bridge was constructed in 1888-89 to provide railroad access along Dunloup Creek. 2 The original truss crossing was washed away c. 1908 and rebuilt in 1915-16 with a pedestrian walkway that connected the Thurmond Depot to the Dun Glen Hotel in Thurmond. 1 The bridge was rehabilitated in 1951 when an automobile lane was added to the crossing.

    Rehabilitation of the Thurmond Bridge in 2017 to provide safer accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists included the addition of a paved strip along the roadway deck and pedestrian overlooks of the river. 1


    • State: West Virginia
    • Route: CSX, RJ Corman, Thurmond Road
    • Type: Warren Through Truss
    • Status: Active - Automobile + Railroad
    • Total Length: 826 feet
    • Main Span Length: 226 feet
    • Deck Width: 11 feet


    1. Federal Highway Administration; West Virginia Department of Transportation, 2016, Finding of No Significant Impact: Thurmond Bridge Rehabilitation.
    2. United States. Dept. of the Interior. Thurmond Historic District. Comp. R. Eugene Harper. Washington: National Park Service, Sept. 1983. West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

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