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Distant view of the Bluestone Bridge in Summers County.
View of post under Bluestone Bridge in Summers County.
Partial view of the Bluestone Bridge in Summers County.
View of the Bluestone Bridge from underneath.
'Bluestone Bridge spanning Bluestone River. It is said to be the highest bridge in the world of its type of construction.'
Large supporting structures tower over a smaller bridge connecting a dirt road.
The bridge's name was later changed to "Lilly Bridge".
Parts of the bridge are pictured in the Bluestone River waters below.
The tall support structure is covered by construction beams.
Man in the center is Luther Greene. His associates are unidentified.
The unidentified man poses beside a car on top of the newly completed bridge over the mouth of the Bluestone River.
A group of unidentified men stand beside the construction equipment at the site of the bridge to go over the mouth of the Bluestone River.
A crane and other construction equipment surrounds the construction site. The bridge looks at Larkin Meador farm, pictured to the left, and up Pipestem Creek.
The unidentified men stand at the site located above the mouth of the Bluestone River.
A small bridge is towered over by support beams that will hold the new Bluestone High Bridge.
Burning steel girders cut into so that it can be removed from the mouth of the Bluestone River.
Part of the bridge fell during its construction in 1948. Steel pieces sit in the mouth of the Bluestone River.
Unidentified workers gather supplies and dress in proper gear. Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river. A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
Large trucks sit below the construction. The support beams for the new bridge tower over the automobiles.
Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river. A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
Workers make their way out into the water to repair the damage.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river. A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the mouth of Bluestone River. A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.
The damage of the accident can be seen on the right. A small group of people observe from the dirt path below.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the river.
A close-up look at the bent bridge steel.A week after the collapse the men began dismantling the twisted span, using a never before used technique by burning the steel beams with chemicals.Five workmen killed and four injured when the 300-ton span buckled and folded downward into the mouth of Bluestone River.