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Posted May 14, 2022, by Paul Plassman
Memorial Toll Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted April 6, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

New owners for this bridge. First order of business? Start planning a fund for DEMOLITION of this historic bridge. They do say they hope to get 50 years out of this bridge, but if your thinking future generations will get to appreciate this bridge 50+ years from now, think again! That just shows whats wrong with bridge maintenance in the USA. Demolition is planned for. Service life is finite. Does the Brooklyn Bridge have a service life? A demolition fund? What about the Tower Bridge in London? Iron Bridge in the UK? Pont du Gard in France? I don't think so. Bridges can be maintained in perpetuity if the desire is there.

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/rehab-of-the-memo...

Posted March 12, 2022, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

The new postcard view (#24) posted by Geoff Hubbs shows an interesting detail. The eyebar chains at the south end, extend past the truss approach span, to their anchorage on the higher south bank. This colorized photo shows the eyebar chains crossing the side channel right next to the superstructure of the truss approach span. It also shows the old ramp down to the island, which was replaced in 2019.

Shadle Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted March 5, 2022, by Kelly Halley (Halley_kelly [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was born on Dec 20, 1966, nearly a year before the collapse of the Silver Bridge on December 15, 1967. I lived in Gallipolis, Ohio for the first six years of my life and remember crossing the Shadle bridge many times as a child. It stands out in my mind because crossing it scared me and filled me with dread. It was very narrow and the sound of the steel grated bottom was loud and added to the feeling of being in a precarious situation. Because it was so narrow across it seemed as though you were barely missing the oncoming traffic. At some point before the new bridge was built , pavement was placed on the Shadle Bridge which really helped take the edge off that scary feeling because I no longer could hear that awful noise. I still hate crossing bridges regardless of their safety.

Fort Henry Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted February 14, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge Before Painted Blue In 2019

Posted February 7, 2022, by Wayne Chatfield (wynpatriot953 [at] aol [dot] com)

Locust Creek Covered Bridge after the original bridge with the

Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge was replaced then rebuilt, now utilizes the Covered Smith Through Truss.

Chapel Road Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted January 31, 2022, by bill (bill [dot] addlespurger [at] dot [dot] ca [dot] gov)

are there any other photos of both bridges ? before the collapse. This is a very rigid structure, with non-redundant main tension members possible fractured fatigue prone welds in the panel, frozen pins ? three-legged table. Your web site could help the Feds. thanks

Chapel Road Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted January 31, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is of similar design and age, and same engineer as the collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge.

Posted January 21, 2022, by tim Boley (timandgail67 [at] gmail [dot] com)

the old rail road used to be a hikers dream could be accessed by different roads when the little curve tunnel fell in it put the end to a lot of it but you can still drive down carnifex rd off sunday rd that is still a county rd some people tried to ciose it many times but it is still open as of 1 8 22 it is ruffer than a corn cob bot i drove my old tahoe down it to the mouth of the gauley my grandfather carried the mail from nichoias co cross the carnifax ferry i would like to see a trail cut around the little curve tunnel and the flood damage cleaned up i would volunteer time but you could easier add a verse to the bible than deal with park service they do not play well with others so it is what it is

NS - Kenova Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted January 15, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Nathan,

All photos on this page except #4-6 appear to be of the predecessor bridge and belong on this page: http://bridgehunter.com/wv/wayne/bh93690/

Smokey Branch Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted January 6, 2022, by Martha Carver (martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Plaque indicates bridge erected by the Luten Bridge Company, York, Pennsylvania

Posted January 2, 2022, by Anonymous

Picture taken Jan. 2021

Posted December 16, 2021, by Erik Neely (neelyerik1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Was never planned for Wheeling Heritage Trail use. They used the old Hempfield Viaduct and Tunnel. This is still there but defunct since the bridge across the Ohio River was demolished. There is another tunnel on the other side of Ravine St. that came out to the bride across the river but it was covered with a concrete retaining wall when a business cut into the hill. The 1940 USGS map shows this tunnel but does not in 1957.

Posted December 16, 2021, by Erik Neely (neelyerik1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Photo is correct photo. Not many see this tunnel from this end. Most come in from Mt. Chantel Rd. past the Wheeling Newspaper printery.

Fort Henry Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted December 16, 2021, by Erik Neely (neelyerik1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Currently being rehabilitated again. Work should finish 2022.

Council Road Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted December 16, 2021, by Erik Neely (neelyerik1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge was replaced with a steel beam bridge 30 ft. upstream and closed and demolished around the end of December 2020. If you would like me to submit a new photo of the location and the new bridge I can do so. My dog swims in the deep hole there almost daily.

Myers Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted December 7, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

I agree but I have no info pointing to which upstream crossing it was...

Myers Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted December 6, 2021, by Luke

Scenery suggests upstream vs at the confluence.

Posted October 26, 2021, by Dylan Clarke (bebodc05 [at] icloud [dot] com)

Thanks Paul! If you wanted to see it for yourself, I highly suggest the trail out there, as it’s fairly short and well maintained. It really is a spectacular spot!

Posted October 25, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Wow! Dylan, that elevation view from Long Point is spectacular! You really get a feel for how immense that arch is by the size of those tiny vehicles on the bridge!

Posted October 3, 2021, by Curt Henderson

HaHa, Mr. Onomatopoetic@gmaildotcom

Sorry but I think you misunderstood the concept of "graffiti".

It's not as easy as writing "Obama sex" or "Deez Nutz" on a web forum post. That's kid's stuff.

You need to go out and purchase a few cans of spray paint in bright colors, then go out to a tunnel portal, train car, or downtown alley. Spray/write your most clever phrase in big letters, and maybe add a deeply meaningful image or symbol.

Here's another idea - Draw a troll on the abutment under a bridge.

Be sure to do it in broad daylight, because you never know who you'll run into at night.

Posted October 1, 2021, by Obama sex (Onomatopoeic [at] gmail [dot] com)

Deez nutz

Cheat Lake bridge (West Virginia)
Posted August 28, 2021, by Todd Stewart (toddstew [at] live [dot] com)

What is the height or distance from roadway to average water surface?

Thurmond Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted August 28, 2021, by George Oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This has nothing to do with the bridge but the town of Thurmond was featured on Mysteries of the Abandoned on the Science Channel explaining about the history of the town.Also they showed the coal loading building along the railroad tracks.They didn't show the bridge unfortunately.

Fort Henry Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted August 25, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Update on repainting, which is halfway done.

theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2021/08/eastbound-side-of-fort-henry-bridge-getting-fresh-coat-of-paint/

Posted August 22, 2021, by Paul Plassman

This appears to be the longest simply supported (non-continuous and non-cantilevered) truss span in the U.S., beating out the Metropolis and Brookport bridges by a small margin. Anyone know if it holds the worldwide record as well? Online searches only seem to turn up statistics for cantilever and continuous truss bridges.

Posted August 11, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The main Pennsylvania through truss span of this structure featured a very unusual configuration. It almost looks as if a polygonal pony truss was built within the through truss webbing.

Dunbar Toll Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted August 8, 2021, by Tom (thomasedwards48 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anyone know when the Dunbar WV toll bridge stopped taking tolls?

John Blue Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted July 21, 2021, by Warren Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

11/1985 flood

John Blue Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted July 21, 2021, by Warren Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Photos of the carnage from Cumberland Times-News.

My uncle had a vacation getaway/summer camp beside the northern abutment until the Flood of 11/1985, all was wiped out.

John Blue Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted July 20, 2021, by B F (ACDriverD15 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Demolition of main truss was yesterday (7/19/2021). She is no more....

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1015931369003969...

Posted July 9, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

It looks really good! May I suggest setting it as the thumbnail for the listing of the 2nd Fink.

Those painted castings are extraordinary!

Regards,

Art S.

Posted July 9, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Nathan,

The new image 6 DEFINATEY a cleaner copy of image 1.

It's rare to know coloration from old black and white photography but if you enlarge image 6, its clear (to me) that the bridge's original color scheme had at least 3 colors!

Do you or any of the railroad guys know if B&O's records of the bridge's original color scheme exist?

Regards,

Art S.

Posted July 9, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I redownloaded the base TIFF and uploaded a crop of that. It should be better quality than either version.

Posted July 9, 2021, by Art Suckewer (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Nathan!

I didn't think to ask, but if it isn't vaporized or too much trouble, is it the same quality as the print in the entry for the 2nd bridge? If its cleaner, can you put it up there?

Regards,

Art S.

Posted July 9, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Photo #4 Deleted.

Posted July 9, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

Image 4 is of the post Civil War replacement - note the different tower design.

Please delete it.

Thanks,

Art S.

Posted June 10, 2021, by Billy Kenneth Fouts (bkf77 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

When do you think this bridge will be replaced? It is in poor condition. When it fails, we will have to drive miles around to get to Rt 18. Would like to see it replaced before it fails. Thank you.

Posted June 7, 2021, by Bob

Unfortunately it is no longer there.

Blue Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 31, 2021, by Ron Parsons (adiaga [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge was on verge of collapse. Demolished before new bridge was begun. New bridge open to traffic now downstream a few hundred feet from old Arch bridge..almost back to its location in 1909 or so.

Bartow Jones Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 11, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Kate,

I think the name of the river is misspelled in the title of the first photo but, otherwise, it seems to be the same structure as the other photos and streetview. Note: the other photos were shot with a telephoto lens so the image seems compressed as compared to streetview. Photo 2 was shot from over quarter mile away - the sign on the right is still there just quite a distance away.

Regards,

Art S.

Bartow Jones Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 11, 2021, by kate darrow (oneand19more [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think the leading photo is either of a different bridge or named incorrectly. Just wanted to give a heads up.

Bartow Jones Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 11, 2021, by kate darrow (oneand19more [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think the Google maps location on this page is the Silver Bridge, not the Bartow Jones Bridge.

Sleepy Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted April 25, 2021, by Anne Thomas (berkeleycommunitycats [at] outlook [dot] com)

Picture taken on April 25, 2021.

Posted April 24, 2021, by Anne Thomas (berkeleycommunitycats [at] outlook [dot] com)

The new bridge opened in 2020. The old bridge is open to pedestrians.

Posted March 16, 2021, by Tony E Honeyman (tdhoneyman [at] gmail [dot] com)

Really interesting seeing this inside and out. Time has taken a toll on rails and wash out conditions. Safety must be exercised at this site!

Posted January 24, 2021, by Tom Hoffman

I regret to inform anyone reading this. I came across an article saying that the state or whoever has changed their minds and is now going to DEMOLISH and replace this bridge once westbound is completed! This a crummy and disgusting course of action. Its current condition is fair and it could easily be rehabbed for three lanes eastbound! I sure will miss crossing this bridge when I drive to North Carolina. West Virginia hasn't been good with historic significant bridges. Two steel plate girders will cause stress.

NW - Breeden Tunnel (West Virginia)
Posted January 4, 2021, by Luke

I assume they meant they depleted the coal in the area.

NW - Breeden Tunnel (West Virginia)
Posted January 4, 2021, by Sarah (Sarahbeth050718 [at] gmail [dot] com)

What do you mean “coal mined out”

Posted December 10, 2020, by Ben F (wvsteeler12 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It abandoned as a through route in May 1975. It was still used by CSX to reach a customer on the East side of the tunnel until 1995.

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Grassy Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted November 30, 2020, by Luke

The General Turnpike Act WAS signed in 1817...

Grassy Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted November 30, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Perhaps it dates back to when the road was originally established.

Grassy Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted November 30, 2020, by Luke

1817 is the date given by the National Bridge Inventory.

Grassy Creek Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted November 30, 2020, by George Long (sengrunner [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is a natural rock formation with some extra support stones on the edge of the top span. Not sure where the date of construction is listed as 1817, I would like to know where this was found. I live within about 1/2 mile of this natural bridge which has a sign saying such. It is a landmark of the county and visited by many over the years and continuing visitors as of this date.

Posted November 27, 2020, by Luke
Posted November 27, 2020, by Courtney (cowgirl_littlebear [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What year was this tunnel built? I can't seem to find anything about it online.

John Blue Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted October 2, 2020, by Warren Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Construction in progress, hurry if anyone wants pics.

Posted October 1, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Can someone remove image 4? It is of the post civil war span (slightly different structure in the castings).

Mark,

The early stuff is remarkable! At least some of the images are from 1857! How confident are you in the 1863 destruction date and the 1868 replacement date? I was under the impression that the new bridge was erected in 1865 (image 4).

Note the two color paint scheme of the 1852 structure and the three color paint scheme of the replacement structure - I'd love to find a contemporary painting or reference document identifying the colors!

Regards,

Art S.

NS - Tunnel No. 1 (West Virginia)
Posted September 29, 2020, by Austin (asoepincognito [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is the tunnel on private property?

Posted September 27, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I'm not only fascinated by the structure of these early bridges but also the color.

I suspect that the tension members are white or cream but I'm not sure about the color of the compression members. I always assumed red but I would expect red to register as a deep black on old film. Also, in the first image there appears to be a third color on the endposts.

Anyone with knowledge of the color schemes or early photography care to comment?

Regards,

Art S.

Posted September 26, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Suffice to say they are both really old!

Posted September 26, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Patrick,

Thank you for the explanation. Personally, I think its splitting hairs and parsing words but if it helps with the preservation of the Cincinnati span, why not.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted September 26, 2020, by Patrick Gurwell (pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ed and Art,

I was reading the book 'John A Roebling and His Suspension Bridge On The Ohio River', by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, who happens to also be the gentlemen interviewed on the YouTube video that was referenced originally. There is a historic marker at the JA Roebling Bridge stating, "The first bridge to span Ohio River."

I received confirmation from Mr Tolzmann that because the Wheeling Suspension. Bridge goes from the West Virginia side of the Ohio, to Wheeling Island, it does not cross the Ohio completely. The JA Roebling Bridge was the first to span the river from shore to shore.

Patrick

Posted September 16, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Shiny rails in 2010. Rusty rails in 2011. Frames date of abandonment of this RR line.

As industry in WV declines, many railroad lines are being abandoned, and along with them a number of historic RR bridges. The only hope for preservation is rail-to-trail conversion.

Posted September 13, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Ed,

In regards to question 1: I am struggling to find any reasonable way to justify 'the oldest' claim. Maybe, at the time, oldest open to traffic over the Ohio?

Wheeling is older, built in 1849. Washington Roebling was directly involved in designing/implementing improvements in 1871-1872 but that isn't particular relevant to the question.

John Roebling's oldest surviving bridge is over the Delaware River: https://bridgehunter.com/pa/pike/delaware-aqueduct/ built in 1848 and its open to traffic.

I believe there are intact suspension chains for even older suspension bridges still intact.

In regards to question 2: I think that depends on your definition of progress :^)

Regards,

Art S.

Posted September 13, 2020, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

See the video Roebling Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA7htW1HcJg

It is claimed to be oldest there.

Posted September 11, 2020, by Patrick Gurwell (pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Who said the Roebling Bridge in Cincinatti was the oldest suspension bridge in the United States?

Posted September 11, 2020, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Two questions:

1) How does the Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati justify it's claim to be the oldest suspension bridge in the country?

2) Has there been any progress towards a renovation of this bridge?

Posted August 20, 2020, by Anonymous

The definition of a "Bridge to Nowhere"...

Armstrong Tunnel (West Virginia)
Posted August 7, 2020, by Richard McClintock (trainsasachild [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to the West Virginia Historic Property Inventory Form for the Armstrong Tunnel (apparently the source for the previous comment), it was built by the Pocahontas, Coal River, and Kanawha Railway Company (after 1903 called The Coal River & Western Railway Company). The right of way records indicate that the land was purchased from James T. Armstrong on February 5, 1900. The construction on the tunnel was started sometime in 1900 by an unknown contractor for the railroad. In 1907 the company was sold to C & O. The tunnel was used for the railroad for many years until a new tunnel was constructed some time around 1930, to decrease the grade on the roadbed and to accommodate larger locomotives.

Fort Henry Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted August 7, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Getting dark, but driving through it looks like this is getting a new coat of royal blue paint.

Armstrong Tunnel (West Virginia)
Posted August 6, 2020, by Luke

According to https://www.highwaysthroughhistory.com/Content/tunnels/Armst... is was replaced/converted to road use around 1930 for both grade reducing and as you guessed, accommodating the modern+larger locomotives/rolling stock.

Armstrong Tunnel (West Virginia)
Posted August 6, 2020, by Richard McClintock (trainsasachild [at] gmail [dot] com)

The aerial view seems to confirm the strong possibility that it was built as a railroad tunnel, since the alignments of the current track and of the Armstrong tunnel route effectively converge not far beyond the ends of the tunnel. Likely the new route and tunnel were built when this bore became too small for modern traffic. Are there any photos of the new tunnel to compare bore sizes?

John Blue Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted July 5, 2020, by Warren Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Doomed

Cumberland Times-News, 7/5/2020

Posted June 25, 2020, by Blane Pebesma (blane_nandw [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Can anyone confirm that the current coordinates of the coaldale tunnel are indeed correct? I'm trying to reference old topographic maps and aerial photos to see if I can find some form of remnant of the eastern portal (although on-foot expedition may be the only real option to confirm).

Posted June 25, 2020, by Blane Pebesma (blane_nandw [at] hotmail [dot] com)

For those looking to learn a bit more information on the tunnel, here's a few links that should help:

https://thetunneldiaries.com/2013/05/27/elkhorn-tunnel/

(refer to comments and look for Buddy French)

http://shinbrierwv.com/coaldale/return_to_coaldale_-_great_s...

http://shinbrierwv.com/coaldale/return_to_coaldale_photos_-_...

For those interested in learning about the operations surrounding that tunnel, especially its tenure of electrification, refer to the book "Norfolk & Western Electrics" by Mason Y. Cooper

There are some photos of the tunnel on the Norfolk & Western Historical Society website, but they're all of the western portal at Coaldale and none of the eastern portal at Ruth.

Thurmond Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 18, 2020, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a video I did on the history of the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVc-wRGGgs4

Meighen Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 1, 2020, by Matt Lohry

Well, at least it's a truss and not a UCEB...beautiful setting!

Meighen Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted April 30, 2020, by Willy Nelson (willynwv [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Old span was removed in 2018 and a new Baily style span replaced it.

Posted April 25, 2020, by Mike Mayle (mike [dot] mayle [dot] 10 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Greetings, I'm Trying to find the company that Imploded the Wheeling Terminal Railway Bridge going to Martins Ferry, Ohio in 1993. Any Help would be greatly appreciated. I Thank You for Your Time and thoughtful Considerations. Sincerely, Mike Mayle.

Posted April 23, 2020, by Ben Fly (benfly07 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The tunnel is listed as STAGGERWEED on the Gilbert Branch pages of the Norfolk & Western Pocahantas District Track Chart of January 1, 1968. Length is 4027 feet.

Posted April 21, 2020, by Alan Zimmerman (ceo [at] ideajuicer [dot] com)

My parents told me that the "C" was painted by the Columbia University crew team. An internet search revealed that this may have happened around 1949 when the Intercollegiate Rowing Association moved their regatta from Poughkeepsie to Marietta.

Matewan film (West Virginia)
Posted March 27, 2020, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge appeared in the 1987 film "Matewan". The town of Thurmond was the filming location of this movie and the town was the stand-in for the town of Matewan.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093509/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Posted March 23, 2020, by Mark Tennant (mtennant6wv [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Interested in finding any pictures of this bridge when it was replaced in May 1863 with an all timber bridge after Confederate cavalry blew bridge into river on April 29, 1863. Timber bridge used until 1865 and I believe one of three spans remained timber until 1868 when finally replaced with another iron bridge.

Posted March 18, 2020, by Geno (genemills [at] outlook [dot] com)

Does the original Coaldale Tunnel still exist? It's had to find any info on it. Thanks, Geno.

Posted March 18, 2020, by Geno (genemills [at] outlook [dot] com)

It's my understanding this route has been embargoed, is that correct?

Parrish Hill Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted March 3, 2020, by Luke

Nothing there in 57 per aerials on HistoricAerials, so it's fairly open/shut on being relocated.

Parrish Hill Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted March 2, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1960 quad shows a ford to the WNW but does not show a bridge or road crossing here. This makes me think the bridge was relocated

Parrish Hill Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted March 2, 2020, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google maps images show that this bridge has been replaced.

C&O Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted February 22, 2020, by George Chambers (gchambers3 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There was a car bridge on the side of it built around 1920.

Posted February 7, 2020, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is currently receiving an emergency repair. according to the article it sounds like the bridge might get replaced.

https://wchstv.com/news/local/two-eastbound-lanes-of-i-64-at...

Winfield Toll Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted February 6, 2020, by Anonymous

Anyone know why this is called the "Winfield Toll Bridge" when there is no toll on it, and there has never been a toll on at as far back as I can remember?

Aetnaville Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted January 29, 2020, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Can you scan and send the article to my email address as I cannot access it from here in Europe? I intend to make a headline out of it in my column. Thanks! JS

Aetnaville Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted January 29, 2020, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (LNER4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Latest news article:

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200129/historic-ohio-river-b...

"Anyone interested in the bridge must submit a preservation and financial plan as well as information about the intended use of the bridge, the West Virginia Division of Highways said in a news release.

If no one is interested, the bridge will be demolished, the agency said.

Requests to assume ownership of the bridge must be submitted by April 15."

Posted January 9, 2020, by Gene (genemills [at] outlook [dot] com)

Are there any photos of the original tunnel at this location? I haven't had a bit of luck finding any. Thanks.

Posted January 2, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Luke - I can't find an e-mail address for Sherman Cahal in the Contributors list. If you have one for him, can you send it to me?

Geoff

Posted January 1, 2020, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Okay, that makes sense. I think there might be a couple of tunnels in Wheeling that have interstate highway type bridges over them.

Posted January 1, 2020, by Luke

Sherman Cahal is a contributor, so maybe it would be prudent to email him and have him upload his own work.

And the given photo is of the Northern portal https://outgress.com/portals/chapline-hill-tunnel-north.1020...

Posted January 1, 2020, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A couple of thoughts:

1. I think that this photograph depicts the wrong tunnel.

2. The photograph is watermarked with a copyright symbol. Should we be using it on here?