W. Va. Bridge Named After C&O Worker

A bridge in West Virginia is being named in honor of a former Chesapeake & Ohio worker who was killed during the Korean War in 1953.

The bridge, located in Prince, is being named “U. S. Army PV2 Harold Richard Plumley Memorial Bridge.”

It carries Route 41 over the former C&O tracks and is known as the Stanaford Road Bridge. The tracks today are owned by CSX.

A story posted on the website of Railfan & Railroad magazine said that Plumly once watched C&O trains in Prince as a child and later went to work for the C&O.

He railroad career was interrupted when he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

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