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Grant Street Bridge

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Builder's Plate on north side

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in July 2005

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BH Photo #131319

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Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over NS Railroad on Grant Street in Bluefield
Location
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement as soon as 2021!
History
Built 1941
Builder
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (NW)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
2 Warren through truss spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 142.1 ft.
Total length: 319.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.27219, -81.21740   (decimal degrees)
37°16'20" N, 81°13'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/480726/4125090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bluefield
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
750
Inventory number
BH 35382 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • October 26, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 23, 2020: New photo from Aaron Stone
  • May 21, 2019: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • April 14, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • January 5, 2009: Updated by Bob Morgan

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Comments 

Grant Street Bridge
Posted July 23, 2019, by Tom Hoffman

I was coming back from vacation yesterday and decided to check out this bridge. Unfortunately, I found it closed. Just looked up why, and some links said it's due to safety concerns after inspection. There's discussion on making repairs to the bridge. That better be what they decide to do.