New River Gorge Bridge
First Vincennes Highway Bridge 13-51-03x / 14-42-01x
Harry Evans Covered Bridge 14-61-10
Kelso Creek Bridge
Closed to all traffic as of 2016. Sad Day, I'd driven across it multiple times.
As of May 2014 this bridge is permanently closed. Guardrails have been welded across the portals to keep cars out.
Its a shame that they're demolishing it, but from a practical pov, it really did need replaced. 20 feet is just to narrow for today's transportation. It'd have been great if they'd kept the bridge though.
I mean it sucks...but its good that they found and are dealing with the faults in the bridge before something disastrous happens.
There are still pilings in the river from an old bridge just to the east of this one.
18 feet wide? damn...
as i looked back, yeah I can understand the narrowness factor. I didn't look at the bridge's width. Good call on replacing it then.
Judging by the road, why would they even want to replace that bridge?
For those who want some denser reading dealing specifically with I-69:
According to the Gibson County Highway superintendant. He says that this road is closed pending construction of I-69. Here is the map of the route.
I love how ghetto the other tube is.
I think this bridge is closed now. The road has a cone in the middle, and since this was rated as Imminent failure, I would not be surprised if it was closed because of the flooding.
What was wrong with this that they abandoned it?
I'd hardly call the new "bridge" a "modern structure" Its basically a dirt road over a pipe.
absolutely gorgeous bridge