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Fourpole Creek 8th Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in April 2012

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BH Photo #229302

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Facts 

Overview
Open spandrel concrete arch bridge over Fourpole Creek on 8th Street in Huntington
Location
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1920
Builder
- Luten Bridge Co. (York, Pennsylvania)
Design
Luten concrete open spandrel deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.2 ft.
Total length: 58.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.40684, -82.44170   (decimal degrees)
38°24'25" N, 82°26'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/374121/4251939 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huntington
Inventory number
BH 35032 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
5,300

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2017: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Corrected bridge type
  • July 1, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete balustrade"
  • May 17, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS and info.

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Fourpole Creek 8th Street Bridge
Posted July 1, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

So, what happened to J.R. Manning? I miss his contributions. He always had good stuff, both of the informative and of the humourous.

Fourpole Creek Bridge
Posted May 18, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Orange ya glad ya asked?

Fourpole Creek Bridge
Posted May 18, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I just have to ask J.R.

If you took a picture of this bridge with that camera....would it come out White?

Fourpole Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Okay, Dillon and Kizziar, no pink jokes. :p~

Fourpole Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2010, by Mike Blair (wcmi92 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is one of two identical concrete arch bridges crossing Fourpole Creek in Ritter Park in Huntington.

It is in very poor condition, with concrete crumbling off the supporting arch. It is in need of rehab or replacement. This one actually carries pretty heavy traffic in commute times, connecting South Blvd to 8th Street, commonly used to get from I-64's 5th Street exit to downtown (there is no underpass of the CSX tracks on 5th street, closest is the one at 8th street, which is why people use South Blvd and this bridge to get there). This probably has contributed to this bridge's more rapid deterioration when compared to it's sister on 5th Street.

Also, this bridge was the subject of the infamous "pink bridge controversy" in which the former Mayor allowed essentially a vigilante to paint the bridge pink (against the wishes of the local residents). It currently has been repainted white.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_bridge

If I get time, I'll try to take some pics of the deteriorating substructure.