Rating:
1 vote

Patrick Street Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in May 2012

Enlarge

BH Photo #249451

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Kanawha River on US 60 in Charleston
Location
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 436.0 ft.
Total length: 1,769.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Kanawha River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.36574, -81.66887   (decimal degrees)
38°21'57" N, 81°40'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/441567/4246607 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Charleston West
Inventory number
BH 35235 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 33.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 13)
18,800

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 27, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 24, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 28, 2011: Updated by Chris Patriarca: Updated name to Patrick Street Bridge
  • April 22, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Patrick Street Bridge, Charleston, West Virginia
Posted October 9, 2011, by Susan Taylor (susansstudy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Thank you so much for the information and picture of the Patrick Street Bridge. My understanding is it was named after my Great Great Uncle, Doctor Spicer Patrick. Doctor Spicer Patrick was a representative (one of four from the Charleston area) to a meeting of Virginians to vote on secession. When it was discovered that these 4 were going to vote against secession they were forced up into the attic of the home where the meeting was held. They escapsed by climbing out a window and down a tree. When they got back to Charleston they immediately began filing for statehood for western Virginia. Doctor Spicer's younger (by 10 years) brother George Patrick was my Great-Great-Grandfather. He owned a tavern and for a while owned a part of a salt manufacturing company on the river. They both owned slaves. I have a picture of them supposedly sitting outside of Dr. Spicer's home on the Elk River. I have no idea where to send this information so here it is. Thanks again - Susan Taylor