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Kanawha Falls Bridge

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Photo taken by Tom Hall in July 2007

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Overview
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CR 13
Location
Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Design
Two-span, 12-panel Pennsylvania through truss with Camelback upper chords
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Total length: 1,001.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Kanawha River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.13833, -81.21333   (decimal degrees)
38°08'18" N, 81°12'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/481305/4221185 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gauley Bridge
Inventory number
BH 35078 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 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)
700

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 11, 2016: New photo from Mark Yurina
  • November 13, 2015: New photos from Robert Elder
  • March 26, 2015: New photos from Irma Hale
  • September 15, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Changed "Name"
  • February 24, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • August 27, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type
  • May 14, 2010: New Street View added by Joshua Collins
  • April 27, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mark Yurina - markyurina [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Kanawha Falls Bridge
Posted December 18, 2015, by Frank Miller (thewvnomad [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, this used to have a toll on it. If my memory serves me correctly ( I was pretty young at the time) there was a bus used a house that the toll collector lived in. Many of the local residents still call it the "Silver Bridge" since it was silver for many years. It was painted green sometime in the early 1980's or so.

Kanawha Falls Bridge
Posted March 14, 2015, by Robert Thompson

I drove past this one on the way back from Bridge Day 2014. I had a lot of miles to cover, though, and was unable to take time for pictures.

Got some rather unusual ones of the New River Gorge Bridge the day before, though...

Kanawha Falls Bridge
Posted March 12, 2015, by Zachary S

As per a couple of 2012 news articles, plans to replace the bridge have apparently been set forth.

Kanawha River Bridge
Posted August 20, 2012, by Chambers Williams (gchambers3 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this the bridge over the Kanawha that used to have a toll on it?