Hungards Creek Trestle
There has been at least two railroad trestles crossing Hungards Creek. The one pictured is in the process of being dismantled in preparation for one that will accommodate a double track from Lowell to the east end of the Great Bend Tunnel. If it was the first trestle it would have been built after the railroad bed was completed allowing trains to deliver the steel and other necessary materials. During that time frame there was no overland transportation and the steel being too heavy for the Bateaux Boats to transport it via the river.
Providing that it was the second one the first one would been built from wood using local timber. Wood being in abundant supply and easily accessible it was used to construct many of the trestles large and small. Considering the short time frame 1872-1887 if a wood trestle was in place it was probably used as a temporary means of crossing the creek.
As one can see most of the cut stones used for piers on the west side of the creek have been removed. The majority of these were used when they built the new railroad bridge across the Greenbrier River in Lowell. Three of
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 37° 39.123′ N, 80° 45.781′ W. Marker is in Talcott, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 3/12 and Judson Road (County Road 11), on the right when traveling east on State Route 3/12. The marker is on the grounds of the John Henry Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3262 State Hwy 3, Talcott WV 24981, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Henry (a few steps from this marker); Keaton Exhibit (a few steps from this marker); John Henry Historical Park (within shouting distance of this marker); John Henry Burial Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Bend Engineering Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tunnel Construction Technology Improves (approx. ¼ mile away); John Henry In Fiction (approx. ¼ mile away); Great Bend Tunnel Construction (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talcott.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.