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Midland Trail Gauley River Bridge

Photos 

Midland Trail Bridge - Gauley Bridge

looking east with NYC bridge in rear

Photo from old postcard-West Virginia& Regional History Center

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BH Photo #461665

Description 

From 1862 until the construction of this bridge in 1925, the only way for road traffic to cross the Gauley River at Gauley Bridge was by ferry.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Gauley River on Midland Trail - SR 16
Location
Gauley Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1925; opened December 24, 1925; replaced 1951
Design
(3)8-panel, riveted Parker through truss spans
(2)5-panel, riveted Warren pony truss spans with alternating verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.16319, -81.19506   (decimal degrees)
38°09'47" N, 81°11'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/482912/4223939 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date and other stuff
  • May 13, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 4, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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