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Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02

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Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02

Photo taken by Brian McKee 7-4-2011

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BH Photo #203509

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Carrollton CB Burns

Bridge on fire night of Aug 10-11, 2017

Chris Johnson

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Description 

Concrete floor deck and two piers added during 1963 reconstruction; was functionally a concrete bridge with vintage wooden superstructure

Facts 

Overview
Burr Arch covered bridge over Buckhannon River on County Route 36
Location
Barbour County, West Virginia
Status
Closed
Future prospects
Arsoned Aug. 10, 2017; reopened to traffic Sept. 14, 2017; unclear if wooden superstructure can or will be rebuilt
History
Built 1856; rebuilt with concrete beam deck 1963; rehabilitated 2003, heavily damaged by arson August 10, 2017; reopened Sept. 14, 2017 with exposed superstructure
Builders
- Daniel O'Brien
- J. Emmett
Design
Burr arch covered bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 151.9 ft.
Deck width: 10.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09020, -80.08659   (decimal degrees)
39°05'25" N, 80°05'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/578994/4327182 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Audra
Inventory number
BH 47684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 76.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
200

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Details on history added; arson confirmed by investigators
  • August 11, 2017: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • October 3, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • December 3, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Civil War
  • July 7, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: updated truss type
  • July 6, 2011: New photos from Brian McKee
  • January 13, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02
Posted August 11, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, that is a shame...

Even if this bridge was no longer functioning as a truss, it was still a beautiful structure in a beautiful location.

Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02
Posted September 1, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Actually, per the 2013 Historic Bridge Inventory, this bridge is a pre-stressed concrete channel beam. Perhaps it once functioned as a Burr Arch, but like many covered bridges, it is today merely a decoration on top of a modern bridge.

Carrollton Covered Bridge
Posted July 7, 2011, by David A. Shaw (scpry1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

You have the truss wrong. It's a Burr Truss.