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Ohio River Back Channel Bridge

Photos 

Looking North

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in July 2016

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BH Photo #358488

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on CR 2/10 in St. Marys
Location
St. Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 212.9 ft.
Total length: 457.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39099, -81.20844   (decimal degrees)
39°23'28" N, 81°12'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/482050/4360187 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Raven Rock
Inventory number
BH 35451 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
50

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Ohio River Back Channel Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Robert Carter (robbie197897 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

An interesting thing to note. This is all that is left of the Hi Carperter Suspension Bridge. It was considered the sister bridge to the ill fated Silver Bridge because they were both built in 1928, and they both used eyebars as opposed to wire suspension cables. It should be repainted silver to see how it would have looked back then.