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Vulcan Bridge

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Description 

Unexceptional bridge with an exceptional origin story. Residents were cut off after mining operations ceased and could not get the state to build a bridge. They appealed to the Soviet Union and East Germany for foreign aid. A Soviet journalist visited and the state promised to build the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Stringer bridge over Tug Fork on Local Road
Location
Mingo County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built by the state after residents appealed to E. Germany and Soviet Union for aid.
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 133.9 ft.
Total length: 340.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.55149, -82.12543   (decimal degrees)
37°33'05" N, 82°07'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/400589/4156648 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1,101
Inventory number
BH 80610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 26, 2018: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • February 25, 2018: Added by Clark Vance

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