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Bluestone River Bridge

Photos 

Bloch Road Pony Truss

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2010

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BH Photo #168365

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Bluestone River on Bloch Rd (CR 20/5) in Bramwell
Location
Bramwell, Mercer County, West Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1930, replaced 2016
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 136.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Yon-Peraldo Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.32575, -81.31157   (decimal degrees)
37°19'33" N, 81°18'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/472396/4131054 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bramwell
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
800
Inventory number
BH 35376 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 12.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Builder
  • April 8, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Updated per comments and new photos
  • April 8, 2019: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bluestone River Bridge
Posted April 8, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yup, they probably pushed the old one into the river with an excavator like usual...

Bluestone River Bridge
Posted April 8, 2019, by Tom Hoffman

Looks like its been replaced with a daggone modern pony truss.

Bluestone River Bridge
Posted January 20, 2014, by Anonymous

This bridge, also known as the Yon-Peraldo Bridge, is now doomed:

http://m.bdtonline.com/BDT/pm_103628/contentdetail.htm?conte...