Top Ranked West Virginia Bridges

CSX - Ohio River Bridge (Parkersburg) (Wood County, West Virginia)
Rated 100% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic
Crosses Ohio River between Parkersburg, WV, and Belpre, OH. Constructed between 1868-1870 by B&O railroad. Longest in world upon completion at 7140 feet.
Greenbrier River Bridge (Greenbrier County, West Virginia)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Greenbrier River on CR 43
Open to traffic
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1997
Capon Lake Bridge (Hampshire County, West Virginia)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Whipple through truss bridge over Cacapon River, just off WV 259
Open to pedestrians only
Originally built 1874 near Romney; relocated here in 1938
Stanley Bender Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Lost Deck truss bridge over Fourmile Fork
Removed but not replaced
Built in 1954, demolished after completion of cut & fill bypass
B&O Railroad Sutton Subdivision Bridge No. 1 (Braxton County, West Virginia)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Local Road on Baltimore & Ohio Railway (Abandoned) near Gassaway

Built 1909 by Coal & Coke Railway; Abandoned June 20, 1985
North Bend Rail Trail - Central Station Tunnel (Doddridge County, West Virginia)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Tunnel over North Bend Rail Trail

Ravenswood Bridge (Jackson County, West Virginia)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Ohio River on US 33 near Ravenswood
Open to traffic
Tug Fork Bridge (McDowell County, West Virginia)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Tug Fork on CR 7/13
Demolished
Built or relocated here in 1907
B&O - Kingwood Tunnel (Preston County, West Virginia)
Rated 98% with 4 votes
Tunnel on former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Tunnelton
Sealed Up in 1950
Bored 1852; Subsequent work 1903 and 1912; Abandoned and sealed 1950
Alderson Bridge (Greenbrier County, West Virginia)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Spandrel arch bridge over Greenbrier River on Pedestrian Trail/Old Monroe Street
Open to pedestrians
Built 1914 by the Concrete Steel Bridge Co. bypassed 1977
WLE - Ohio River Bridge (Brooke County, West Virginia)
Rated 96% with 6 votes
Through truss bridge over Ohio River and WV 2 on Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal, later Pittsburgh & West Virginia, later N&W, later NS, now Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company
Open to traffic
Built 1904 to get the Wabash Railroad into Pittsburgh to compete with the Pennsylvania RR interests in that city
CSX - Hawk's Nest Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Rated 96% with 3 votes
Parker through truss bridge over New River
Open to traffic
Originally built for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
NYC - Gauley River Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over Gauley River on former New York Central Railroad
Abandoned
Appalachian Trail/CSX - Potomac River Bridge (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
Rated 96% with 6 votes
Through truss bridge over Potomac River and old C&O Canal in Harpers Ferry
Open to traffic
Built 1894
Aetnaville Bridge (Ohio County, West Virginia)
Rated 96% with 10 votes
Through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on Georgia Street in Wheeling
Closed to all traffic
Built 1891; closed to traffic December 1988
US50 Cheat River Covered Bridge 48-39-01x (Preston County, West Virginia)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Lost Bridge over Cheat River on U.S. Route 50
Destroyed by fire in 1964
Built in 1835 by Josiah Kidwell, bypassed by a new bridge in 1932, destroyed by fire in 1964.
Eugene A. Carter Memorial Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 95% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Kanawha River on Interstate 64
Open to traffic
Built 1975
Sergeant Cornelius Charlton Bridge (Mercer County, West Virginia)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Deck truss bridge over Bluestone River on I-77 S
Open to traffic
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1983
Middle Fork River Bridge (Randolph County, West Virginia)
Rated 94% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Middle Fork River on CR 20
Open to traffic
Built 1909
Big Bend Tunnel (Summers County, West Virginia)
Rated 94% with 4 votes
Original tunnel built to bypass an 8 mile long bend in the Greenbrier River. Passes between Hilldale, and Talcott West Virginia.
Intact but closed to all traffic
built from 1870-1872 by C&O RR to cut off Big Bend. Legend/tradition names this tunnel as scene of 'Steel Driving Man' John Henry's race with steam drill
B&O Railroad Sutton Subdivision Bridge No. 2 (Braxton County, West Virginia)
Rated 93% with 6 votes
Stone arch bridge over Local Road on Baltimore & Ohio Railway (Abandoned) in Gassaway
Closed to all traffic
Built 1909 by Coal & Coke Railway; Abandoned June 20, 1985
NS - Potomac River Bridge (Shepherdstown) (Jefferson County, West Virginia)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Shepherdstown
Open to traffic
Built 1904
4th Street Bridge (Marion County, West Virginia)
Rated 93% with 3 votes
Girder bridge over Benoni Ave & Coal Run on Fourth Street
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built circa 1920
Big Wheeling Creek Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Rated 93% with 4 votes
Whipple through truss bridge over Big Wheeling Creek on CR 5
Open to traffic
Built 1896
Meighen Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Rated 92% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Fish Creek on CR 7/4 (Fish Creek Road)
Open to traffic
Built 1913 by the York Bridge Co.
North Bend Rail Trail - Tunnel #17 (Ritchie County, West Virginia)
Rated 92% with 2 votes
Abandoned tunnel
Derelict/abandoned after being bypassed by a cut
Bored 1857 and bypassed in 1963
Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02 (Barbour County, West Virginia)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Burr Arch covered bridge over Buckhannon River on County Route 36
Closed
Built 1856; rebuilt with concrete beam deck 1963; rehabilitated 2003, heavily damaged by arson August 10, 2017; reopened Sept. 14, 2017 with exposed superstructure
Bowers Hill Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Fish Creek on CR 7/4 (Fish Creek Road)
Open to traffic
Built 1892 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Main Street Bridge (Ohio County, West Virginia)
Rated 91% with 4 votes
Stone arch bridge over Wheeling Creek on Main Street (CR 18) in Wheeling
Open to traffic
Built 1892 by the Paige, Carey & Co.
Lilly Bridge (Summers County, West Virginia)
Rated 91% with 3 votes
Cantilever truss bridge over Bluestone Lake on WV 20
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1950; Replaced 2015
Robert H. Mollohan-Jefferson Street Bridge (Marion County, West Virginia)
Rated 90% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over Monongahela River on Jefferson Street (CR 19/73) in Fairmont
Open to traffic
Built 1921; rehabilitated 2000
Big Wheeling Creek Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Rated 90% with 2 votes
Truss bridge over Big Wheeling Creek on CR 5
Replaced by a new bridge on new alignment, but allowed to remain in place
CSX Cacapon River Viaduct (Morgan County, West Virginia)
Rated 90% with 2 votes
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cacapon River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1910 by the B&O Railroad;
Greenbrier River Bridge (Pocahontas County, West Virginia)
Rated 90% with 2 votes
Lost concrete arch bridge over Greenbrier River on WV 66 in Cass
Demolished and replaced.
Built 1917
Shavers Fork Cheat River Bridge (Randolph County, West Virginia)
Rated 90% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Shavers Fork Cheat River on CR 33/8
Open to traffic
Built 1933
Williamstown-Marietta Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
Rated 90% with 8 votes
Lost Through truss bridge over Ohio River on WV 31/OH 60
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1903; Replaced 1992
Kanawha Falls Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Rated 89% with 2 votes
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CR 13
Open to traffic
Built 1928
Fisher's Bridge (Morgan County, West Virginia)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cacapon River on WV-9 (Abandoned Alignment)
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1912; Bypassed and abandoned in 1952; Demolished 2010
Parkersburg Suspension Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
Rated 89% with 3 votes
Lost suspension bridge over Ohio River
No longer exists
Built 1916; Demolished 1980; Replaced by the Parkersburg-Belpre Bridge
Memorial Tunnel (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 88% with 3 votes
Tunnel on Old I-64 Old I-77
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built in 1954 and closed to vehicular traffic in 1987, it is now utilized by the Center For National Response as an anti-terrorism training facility
Ices Ferry Bridge (Monongalia County, West Virginia)
Rated 88% with 3 votes
Four-span through truss bridge over Cheat Lake on CR 857 in Cheat Lake
Demolished and replaced.
Built 1922
Memorial Toll Bridge (Wood County, West Virginia)
Rated 88% with 2 votes
Cantilevered Warren through truss and Cantilevered Warren through truss trusses bridge over Ohio River in Parkersburg
Open to traffic
Built 1955
CSX - Monongahela River Bridge (Marion County, West Virginia)
Rated 87% with 2 votes
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Monongahela River on CSX Transprtation
Open to traffic
Built 1912
Graysville Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Fish Creek on CR 27
Closed to all traffic
Built 1882 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Prince Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Lost through truss bridge over New River on WV 41
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1931
Bridgeport Lamp Chimney Co. Bridge (Harrison County, West Virginia)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Concrete through arch bridge over Simpson Creek on Pedestrian Walkway
Open to pedestrians
Built 1924 by Bridgeport Lamp Chimney Co.;
Center Point Covered Bridge 48-09-01 (Doddridge County, West Virginia)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Long through truss bridge over Talkington Fork of McElroy Creek on Pedestrian Trail
Open to pedestrians
Built 1888, bypassed 1940, rehabilitated 1982
Newell Toll Bridge (Hancock County, West Virginia)
Rated 84% with 12 votes
Private suspension bridge over the Ohio River on Golding Street Extension between Newell and East Liverpool.
Open to toll traffic
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1954
Majestic Collieries Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Rated 84% with 5 votes
Abandoned truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Old Norfolk & Western Line
Abandoned
This served the infamous Majestic Colleries Company, which operated from 1914-1958, and the tipple there once had the distinction of being featured on the cover of Life magazine.
Thurmond Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Rated 83% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over New River on CR 25/2 & Railroad tracks
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1951
Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 83% with 2 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Kanawha River on Center Street in St. Albans
Demolished
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1977, replaced 2013
New River Gorge Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Rated 82% with 15 votes
Massive steel arch bridge over New River on US 19 east of Fayette
Open to traffic
Opened on October 22, 1977
CSX Railroad Bridge (Greenbrier County, West Virginia)
Rated 82% with 6 votes
Culvert bridge over WV 63 and CR 63/5 Pedestrian Trail

Built 1917
Silver Memorial Bridge (Mason County, West Virginia)
Rated 82% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on US 35 in Point Pleasant
Open to traffic
Built 1969
Elm Grove Stone Bridge (Ohio County, West Virginia)
Rated 82% with 6 votes
Stone arch bridge over Little Wheeling Creek on US 40 in Wheeling
Open to traffic
Built 1817; altered 1931 and 1950s
Southside Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Kanawha Blvd., Maccorkle Ave. (WV 61), railroad tracks, Kanawha River on Dickinson Street in Charleston
Open to traffic
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1990
Elkview Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over Elk River on N. Pinch Road
Abandoned
Bypassed 1985
US50 Cheat River Bridge (Preston County, West Virginia)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Three-span through truss bridge over Cheat River on US 50
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1987
Sugar Creek Bridge (Barbour County, West Virginia)
Rated 79% with 3 votes
Abandoned Pony Truss bridge on dry land
Set aside on dry land
Wheeling Suspension Bridge (Ohio County, West Virginia)
Rated 79% with 21 votes
Suspension bridge over Ohio River on WV 251 in Wheeling
Open to traffic
Built 1849; collapsed May 17, 1854; temporary bridge reopened July 26, 1854; permanent bridge reopened July 1860; improvements made 1871-72, 1886, 1922, 1930, 1956 and other years
Wheeling Tunnel (Ohio County, West Virginia)
Rated 79% with 4 votes
Pair of tunnels on I-70 in Wheeling
Open to traffic
Built 1966
Kenova Railroad Bridge (Wayne County, West Virginia)
Rated 78% with 8 votes
Pennsylvania - Baltimore through truss bridges over the Ohio River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic
Built 1913
NS - Kanawha River Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Rated 77% with 3 votes
Warren through truss bridge over Kanawha River on Railroad
Open to traffic
WLE - Bellaire Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Rated 76% with 7 votes
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Bellaire
Open to traffic
Built 1871; Ohio River truss spans replaced 1905 by the American Bridge Co.
Cacapon River Bridge (Morgan County, West Virginia)
Rated 75% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Cacapon River on WV 9
Open to traffic
Built 1937
Gauley River Bridge (Fayette County, West Virginia)
Rated 74% with 2 votes
Steel stringer bridge over Gauley River on US 60
Open to traffic
Built 1951
North Bend Rail Trail - Brandy Gap Tunnel (Harrison County, West Virginia)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Tunnel over North Bend Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only
Dunbar Toll Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CR 25/47 in South Charleston
Open to traffic
Built 1953
CSX - Kanawha River Bridge (Charleston) (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 73% with 3 votes
Parker through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CSX Railroad (Formerly Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad)
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1907
Pete Dillon Bridge (Mingo County, West Virginia)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Tug Fork on Harvey Street in Williamson, W. Va. and South Williamson, Ky.
Open to traffic
Built 1950
Allegheny Highlands Trail - Shavers Fork Bridge (Tucker County, West Virginia)
Rated 73% with 2 votes
Baltimore through truss bridge over Shavers Fork on Allegheny Highlands Trail of WV (formerly West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway)
Open to pedestrians only
Cyrus Bridge (Wayne County, West Virginia)
Rated 72% with 3 votes
Bridge
Closed to all traffic
Built 1918; Abandoned 1924 but remains in place
Big Coal River Pedestrian Suspension Bridge (Kanawha County, West Virginia)
Rated 71% with 2 votes
Wire suspension bridge over Big Coal River on foot traffic

Built 1920 by Oregonia Bridge Company to serve along with little Coal River Pedestrian Bridge and link three land masses together in a coal mining community
Main Street Bridge (Summers County, West Virginia)
Rated 71% with 3 votes
Through arch bridge over Grace St And Csx Rr on Wv Rt 107
Retired in place as a walking path
Built 1928