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Coal River Bridge

Map 

Description 

Lost one-lane through truss bridge across the Coal River that carried WV 214 and before that WV 14.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Coal River on WV 214
Location
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1987
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.28644, -81.80670   (decimal degrees)
38°17'11" N, 81°48'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/429449/4237905 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alum Creek
Inventory number
BH 58385 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Kanawha County, West Virginia (64)
Lost (22,396)
Lost 1987 (187)
Lost during 1980s (1,206)
One-lane traffic (7,536)
Owned by state (15,164)
Replaced by new bridge (14,959)
Through truss (14,082)
Truss (31,271)
West Virginia (1,388)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added category "One-lane traffic"

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Comments 

Coal River Bridge
Posted October 11, 2013, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I remember crossing this beautiful single lane through truss bridge as a kid. When I crossed this bridge, I knew I was less than 5 minutes from my grandparent's house. I have tried and tried to find a picture of this bridge, but so far have failed.