The Point Pleasant Kanauga Railroad Bridge spans the Ohio River, connecting Point Pleasant, West Virginia with the unincorporated community Kanauga, Ohio.
At 3,925 feet, it was one of the longest bridges of its kind when it was first constructed in the late nineteenth century. If I understand correctly, this is the second bridge in this spot. It’s a sight to behold.
There’s a river walk that goes right under the bridge so I was able to get a good look at it Saturday. I bet the riverwalk provides an incredible view of trains traveling through.
Incidentally, this bridge played an important role following the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967. This catastrophic accident left the river full of cars and debris, claiming the lives of 46 people. The K&M Railroad provided passenger rail service across this bridge for an affordable fee. This service was discontinued when the new Silver Memorial Bridge opened in 1969.
Here’s one more view.