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CR 5-Big Wheeling Creek Bridge

Photo 

CR 5 - Big Wheeling Creek Bridge

moved from comments section

Photo taken by Will Nelson

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #474881

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Whipple through truss bridge over Big Wheeling Creek on County Road 5
Location
Marshall County, West Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge on new alignment, but allowed to remain in place
History
Built 1882 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
13-panel, pinned Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 202.1 ft.
Total length: 206.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.97577, -80.63062   (decimal degrees)
39°58'33" N, 80°37'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/531541/4425133 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moundsville
Inventory number
BH 35322 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 30, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type.
  • January 29, 2011: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coords
  • May 26, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Big Wheeling Creek Bridge
Posted May 25, 2008, by Will Nelson (willynwv [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this the bridge on CR-5 that you have listed as open? This sits at the crossroads of CR-5 Big Wheeling Creek Rd, Pine Hill RD, Drummin Lane and CR-16 Caldwell Hill Rd. There is only one other steel truss bridge on this road and you have it mapped. I will try to supply picture of it in the following days.