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Parks Gap Bridge

Photo 

File:ParkssGapBridge.JPG

Photo taken by SewingTaylor

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #276095

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

The bridge has unusual construction using railroad rails, including railroad rail joint bar connections, as the structural steel for the truss.

"Headache bars" (barriers on the approaches) restrict overhead clearance over the bridge to 8' 6".

Facts 

Overview
Lane pony truss bridge over Back Creek on CR 6 (Parks Gap)
Location
Berkeley County, West Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Bypassed by new bridge (visible in aerial views but not Google Street View)
History
Built 1892
Builder
- Vulcan Road Machine Co. of Charles Town, West Virginia
Design
Lane pony truss constructed from railroad rails
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 98.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 4, 1994
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.51279, -78.03632   (decimal degrees)
39°30'46" N, 78°02'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/754789/4377878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Big Pool
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
500
Inventory numbers
NRHP 94001299 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45633 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Rail Truss"
  • May 30, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 30, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge bypassed by new bridge
  • February 26, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 29, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Builder.
  • August 15, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 12, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Parks Gap Bridge
Posted December 19, 2018, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Tried to access bridge last Sunday, December 16,2018 but was rather disappointed.