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Bluestone River Bridge

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Duhhring Road Bluestone River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2010

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BH Photo #168370

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Bluestone River on Duhring Rd (CR 20/20) in Bramwell
Location
Bramwell, Mercer County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 115.2 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Also called
Kate Hewitt Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.32487, -81.30935   (decimal degrees)
37°19'30" N, 81°18'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/472592/4130956 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bramwell
Inventory number
BH 35377 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
50

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added truss type.

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger

Comments 

Bluestone River Bridge
Posted January 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

It will all make sense when you say DOH in a Homer Simpson voice.

Regards,

Art S.

Bluestone River Bridge
Posted January 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

From the news article:

"The new Yon-Peraldo Bridge will be a wider, two-span structure designed to be almost identical in appearance to the current span, DOH officials said."

Sure, and when I sing, it sounds identical to Elvis Presley.

Bluestone River Bridge
Posted January 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This bridge, also known as the Kate Hewitt Bridge is now doomed:

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