Elk Creek Bridge
Photo taken by Roger Deschner in November 2019
BH Photo #461515
Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek on former County Road 57/2. This entire road appears to have been abandoned by the county, as it is just a muddy track past the bridge. The bridge itself however remains open with a posted 3-ton weight limit, and it appears that it is being used by farmers to reach fields on the south side of Elk Creek.
The superstructure and substructure look basically sound, but the wooden deck is in very poor shape. The bridge carries a natural gas pipe, which seems to be leaking, judging from the unmistakable aroma of gas around the bridge.
- Warren pony truss bridge over Elk Creek on abandoned CR 57/2
- Harrison County, West Virginia
- Abandoned by state, but still in use by farmers to reach fields. Posted for load.
- Built 1905
- Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.17330, -80.23468 (decimal degrees)
39°10'24" N, 80°14'05" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/566109/4336286 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 49615 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 1, 2019: New photo from Roger Deschner
- September 14, 2011: Added by J.P.
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
- Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com