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St. Marys Bridge

Photos 

View from a distance

Photo taken June 2005 by James Adorno

BH Photo #109025

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Ohio River on WV 807 at St. Marys
Location
St. Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 900.0 ft.
Total length: 2,583.1 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 64.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.38885, -81.21487   (decimal degrees)
39°23'20" N, 81°12'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/481495/4359950 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Raven Rock
Inventory number
BH 35452 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
5,200

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 30, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Added NBI data, Street View
  • October 10, 2005: Posted photo from James Adorno

Sources 

  • James Adorno
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

St. Marys Bridge
Posted April 2, 2013, by Travis (lee [dot] shultz [at] gmail [dot] com)

I do not have any photo's handy but can add them later.

That St. Marys bridge is in used today an is not 'completely' a lost structure.

Most of it has been taken down but part of is use to take car and foot traffic to the near by island called Middle Island.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted January 31, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The Silver Bridge is listed in Mason County, WV and Gallia County, Ohio. As far as I know, the bridge has always been listed that way, since the eastern landing of the Silver Bridge was in Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virgina.

There is precious little information, that I've been able to find anyway, about the bridge at St. Marys that was of similar design to the Silver Bridge. In the essay on the Silver Bridge page, there is reference to the St. Marys bridge closing shortly after the collapse of the Silver Bridge. It was demolished in 1971.

If you have any information about that bridge, especially photographs of it, please send them to us so we can document this lost structure.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted January 31, 2010, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Silver Bridge is listed, but it was in Mason County, not Pleasants County. Its page is http://www.bridgehunter.com/oh/gallia/silver/

The bridge I don't see listed here is its near-clone, which was on or near the site of the bridge shown here that was closed and demolished almost immediately after the failure of the Silver Bridge.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted October 23, 2007, by Sharmon Loggains (cowgirl [at] dtisp [dot] com)

I couldn't understand why there are no pictures of the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant that collapsed in 1967 on this site.

St. Marys Bridge
Posted August 6, 2006, by Alan Hall (alanhall7 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This photo is NOT the St. Marys Bridge. This photo is of the New Martinsville Bridge, which is about 25 miles north of the St. Marys Bridge. In the foreground is the Hannibal Locks & Dam, located at the New Martinsville Bridge.