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Fayette Station Bridge

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Fayette Station Bridge

Taken from the overlook to the big bridge on US 19.

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in May 2007

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BH Photo #133869

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Description 

Fayette Station Bridge was the first bridge to cross the New River in Fayette County, West Virginia. The bridge was a result of the road building process when it was a local issue instead of the jurisdiction of the state and federal levels of government. The bridge eliminated the necessity for travelers to cross the dangerous New River in the gorge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over New River on CR 82
Location
Fayette County, West Virginia
Status
Open to one-way traffic
History
Built 1889; closed to traffic in 1977; reconstructed 1997
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 277.9 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Also called
Tunney Hunsaker Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.06473, -81.07711   (decimal degrees)
38°03'53" N, 81°04'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/493235/4213000 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fayetteville
Inventory number
BH 39954 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 61.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
550

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2017: New photos from Robert Elder
  • July 4, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 25, 2015: New photo from Irma Hale
  • December 27, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • March 3, 2013: Photo imported by Ben Tate
  • September 10, 2012: Photo imported by Ben Tate
  • March 28, 2010: New photo from Tom Hall
  • March 28, 2010: New photo from James Simmons
  • March 26, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: alternate name
  • February 21, 2009: Added by Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Bridges and Tunnels by Shermal Cahal - history of Fayetteville Station Bridge
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • James Simmons - james [at] simmons [dot] net
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson
  • HAER WV-60 - Fayette Station Bridge, Spanning New River at County Route 82, Fayette, Fayette County, WV
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com