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Elkhurst Swinging Bridge

Photos 

Portal View.

Photo taken by Tammy Marie Rose

BH Photo #181933

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Elk River on CR 22
Location
Clay County, West Virginia
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition.
History
Built 1930
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 191.9 ft.
Total length: 423.9 ft.
Deck width: 8.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Also called
Elk River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.45107, -81.15387   (decimal degrees)
38°27'04" N, 81°09'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/486573/4255875 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elkhurst
Inventory number
BH 35049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
50

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • September 29, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now slated for demolition.

Comments 

Elk River Bridge
Posted September 29, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is to be demolished, but there is an effort to halt the planned demolition of this bridge. Please consider signing the online petition to show your support for preservation: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/174/help-save-the-elkhurst-sw...