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John Blue Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in August 2016

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BH Photo #361332

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over South Branch Potomac River on WV 28
Location
Hampshire County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936
Builder
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
One riveted Parker through truss with one polygonal Warren pony truss span at each end.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 419.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Blue Beach Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.42738, -78.71495   (decimal degrees)
39°25'39" N, 78°42'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/696680/4366696 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
3,051
Inventory number
BH 35131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 25, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type.

Sources 

Comments 

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

Construction in progress, hurry if anyone wants pics.

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

Doomed

Cumberland Times-News, 7/5/2020