The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Ironworkers unloading the first structural steel member for the New River Gorge Bridge
During a driving snow storm in early-1974, U. S. Steel American Bridge Division ironworkers unloaded the first structural steam member for the 1,700-foot-long main arch span on the New River Gorge Bridge on a railroad siding deep within the New River Gorge near Fayette, WV. The arch section, along with other massive pieces was hoisted from rail cars along the bottom of the gorge on the north side and carried 1,200 feet to a temporary storage are on the opposite side.
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