Parks Gap Bridge
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".
- Lane pony truss bridge over Back Creek on CR 6 (Parks Gap)
- Berkeley County, West Virginia
- Open to pedestrians only
- Future prospects
- Bypassed by new bridge (visible in aerial views but not Google Street View)
- Built 1892
- - Vulcan Road Machine Co. of Charles Town, West Virginia
- Lane pony truss constructed from railroad rails
Length of largest span: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 98.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.2 ft.
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)
- 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
- 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