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Elm Grove Stone Bridge


Oblique View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in October 1994


BH Photo #125706


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Little Wheeling Creek on US 40 in Wheeling
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1817; altered 1931 and 1950s
- Moses Shepherd
Stone arch bridge built in 1817. Roadway widened, sidewalks and railings added in 1931, bridge coated with concrete veneer in 1950s.
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 193.9 ft.
Deck width: 37.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 1981
Also called
Monument Place Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04361, -80.65856   (decimal degrees)
40°02'37" N, 80°39'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/529003/4432807 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
690 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 81000606 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 35332 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 12.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 22, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 22, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • October 12, 2008: New photo from Rick Mattioni
  • October 9, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge name and information updated, builder's name added.



Elm Grove Stone Bridge
Posted February 16, 2015, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

You are correct Nathan and I appreciate you pointing it out. Kind of strange indeed. I have removed the image.

Elm Grove Stone Bridge
Posted February 16, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


I think the postcard you added is actually for a different bridge around the corner. Strange that a postcard would feature a stringer, but count the railing balusters and note the flat deck (no hump) and is thus seems to match the stringer. http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

Elm Grove Stone Bridge
Posted December 28, 2012, by Gary Wallace (glwal29 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My ancestor John Wallace and his son Charles Wallace likely worked on this bridge. Charles was Masonry Inspector / Superintendant on National road from Wheeling to West Ohio.

We have family records of Charles and he must have learned the trade from his Father to be that high ranking.