Argus-Leader: November 15 1976
BH Photo #462837
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.
- Stringer bridge over Tug Fork on Local Road
- Mingo County, West Virginia
- Open to traffic
- Built by the state after residents appealed to E. Germany and Soviet Union for aid.
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)
- 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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- December 22, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
- February 26, 2018: New Street View added by Clark Vance
- February 25, 2018: Added by Clark Vance