Rating:
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Elm Grove Stone Bridge

Photos 

Oblique View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in October 1994

Enlarge

BH Photo #125706

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Little Wheeling Creek on US 40 in Wheeling
Location
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1817; altered 1931 and 1950s
Builder
- Moses Shepherd
Design
Stone arch bridge built in 1817. Roadway widened, sidewalks and railings added in 1931, bridge coated with concrete veneer in 1950s.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 193.9 ft.
Deck width: 37.4 ft.
Recognition
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:
Wheeling
Elevation
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)
16,469

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.

Sources 

Comments 

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)

Dave,

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.