Rating:
2 votes

Stanley Bender Bridge

Photos 

Stanley Bender Bridge

Completed view of the bridge looking NB on the turnpike towards the west

West Virginia Parkways Authority Archive

BH Photo #266381

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

Lost Deck Truss bridge built in 1957. This bridge was demolished in 1987 after completion of a new 4-lane cut and fill bypass. Named after Medal of Honor award winner, Stanley Bender, a much smaller and unimposing bridge on the West Virginia Turnpike in Fayette County was renamed in his honor.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Fourmile Fork
Location
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built in 1954, demolished after completion of cut & fill bypass
Design
Deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.13420, -81.40696   (decimal degrees)
38°08'03" N, 81°24'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/464334/4220783 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Grove
Inventory number
BH 57988 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1954 (305)
Built during 1950s (3,360)
Deck truss (1,528)
Have street view (22,590)
Kanawha County, West Virginia (51)
Lost (18,947)
Lost 1987 (175)
Lost during 1980s (1,058)
Truss (29,557)
West Virginia (1,287)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2016: New photos from Ryan Freeland
  • February 16, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 13, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

Sources 

  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - Bender biography and MoH citation.
  • Ryan Freeland - ryan [dot] freeland1980 [at] gmail [dot] com