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Park's Gap Bridge

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1892. Berkeley County 6 at the intersection with Berkeley County 9/9, crossing Back Creek, 3.7 miles southwest of Hedgesville

The trusses of this unique, 93-foot-long, 12foot-wide vehicular bridge are fabricated entirely of railroad rails, a rare remaining example of a type patented as the Lane truss. A metal plaque attached to one of the trusses proclaims, “Lane Bridge built by Vulcan Road Machine Co. Charles Town. W. Va. 1892.”

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Park's Gap Bridge", [Hedgesville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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