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New Hope Road-Blue Creek Bridge

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Blue Creek Bridge

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BH Photo #464684

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Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Blue Creek on New Hope Road (CR 52)
Location
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement in 2019
History
Built 1926
Builder
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 126.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.44773, -81.45607   (decimal degrees)
38°26'52" N, 81°27'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/460202/4255592 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
652
Inventory number
BH 35227 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to lost per forum post
  • January 9, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 15, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Builder; bridge is also doomed

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Blue Creek Bridge
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.

Blue Creek Bridge
Posted September 15, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one, I was able to verify that replacement is in the cards. The photos on Highways Through History include a Luten plaque.

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