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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
Inventory numbers
NRHP 81000606 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 35332 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 12.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

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.