Russell Fork Railroad Bridge — Pike County, Kentucky

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With the completion of the railroad and the bridge across the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River in Elkhorn City, eastern Pike County and southwest Virginia was linked to the Kentucky Coalfields via railway.

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The bridge was completed in 1912.   After the completion the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Railroad and the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad were junctioned up and Elkhorn City became a hub of action and traffic because this is where the two railways interchanged.  More information and photos about Elkhorn City and the vital role that this town played in coal transportation will come in this blog when I cover the Elkhorn City Railroad Museum at a later date.  Until then check out this website for more information and historical pictures:  CLICK HERE

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