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West End Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in April 2012

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BH Photo #229542

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Ohio River on US 52 in Huntington
Location
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, and Lawrence County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1968; rehabilitated 1998
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 562.0 ft.
Total length: 2,251.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.1 ft.
Also called
Nick Joe Rahall Bridge
17th Street West Bridge
U.S. 52 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.41761, -82.48701   (decimal degrees)
38°25'03" N, 82°29'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/370184/4253198 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huntington
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
16,100
Inventory number
BH 35039 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
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: 68.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2012: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • July 16, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson

Comments 

West End Bridge
Posted August 13, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The green I see in these photos is a standard color West Virginia uses all over the state for the few truss bridges it actually bothers to repaint. So I assume the university having matching colors is coincidental.

West End Bridge
Posted August 12, 2015, by Cassie (greydelislefan [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was repainted green in 1999, presumably to reference the local Marshall University, whose colors are green and white. Before the repainting it had significantly rusted. I remember as a young kid being afraid of going over the bridge because it looked so bad to me.