West Virginia Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed West Virginia bridges: 1,205
  • Bridges with photos: 350 (29.0%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 485 (40.2%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,202 (99.8%)

  • Total photos: 3,145

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 1,021 (84.7% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 270 (26.4% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 435 (42.6% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,019 (99.8% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 163 (13.5% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 59 (36.2% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 163 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Elm Grove Stone Bridge (Ohio County, built 1817, open to traffic)
  2. Grassy Creek Bridge (Upshur County, built 1817, open to traffic)
  3. Van Metre Ford Bridge (Berkeley County, built 1832, open to traffic)
  4. US50 Cheat River Covered Bridge 48-39-01x (Preston County, built 1835, destroyed by fire)
  5. B&O - Harper Ferry Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1836, lost)
  6. Bridgeport Covered Bridge 48-35-01x / 35-07-04x (Ohio County, built 1839, replaced by new bridge)
  7. Wheeling Suspension Bridge (Ohio County, built 1849, open to traffic)
  8. B&O - Harpers Ferry Bollman Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1852, destroyed by flood)
  9. Philippi Covered Bridge 48-01-01 (Barbour County, built 1852, open to traffic)
  10. B&O - Pulp Mill Bollman Truss (Jefferson County, built 1852, replaced by new bridge)

By Design

  • Arch: 524 (43.5%)
    • Deck arch: 514 (42.7%)
      • Brick arch: 1 (0.08%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 33 (2.7%)
      • Luten arch: 1 (0.08%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 6 (0.5%)
      • Steel arch: 5 (0.4%)
      • Stone arch: 24 (2.0%)
    • Through arch: 9 (0.7%)
      • Concrete through arch: 3 (0.2%)
      • Steel through arch: 5 (0.4%)

  • Beam: 33 (2.7%)
    • Stringer: 28 (2.3%)
      • Steel stringer: 22 (1.8%)
      • Timber stringer: 5 (0.4%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 4 (0.3%)

  • Culvert: 2 (0.2%)

  • Ferry: 1 (0.08%)

  • Rigid frame: 2 (0.2%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 1 (0.08%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 1 (0.08%)

  • Girder: 53 (4.4%)
    • Deck girder: 36 (3.0%)
      • Deck plate girder: 33 (2.7%)
    • Pony/through girder: 11 (0.9%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 11 (0.9%)

  • Other: 5 (0.4%)

  • Slab: 3 (0.2%)

  • Suspension: 26 (2.2%)
    • Cable-stayed: 1 (0.08%)
    • Wire suspension: 23 (1.9%)

  • Truss: 406 (33.7%)
    • Deck truss: 38 (3.2%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 3 (0.2%)
      • Warren deck truss: 11 (0.9%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.08%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 7 (0.6%)
    • Modern truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Modern deck truss: 1 (0.08%)
      • Modern through truss: 1 (0.08%)
    • Pony truss: 77 (6.4%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Lane pony truss: 1 (0.08%)
      • Parker pony truss: 1 (0.08%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 9 (0.7%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals: 2 (0.2%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 11 (0.9%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Warren pony truss: 14 (1.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 3 (0.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 3 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 265 (22.0%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 10 (0.8%)
      • Bollman through truss: 3 (0.2%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 5 (0.4%)
      • Camelback through truss: 3 (0.2%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 1 (0.08%)
      • Fink through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Kingpost through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Long through truss: 3 (0.2%)
      • Multiple Kingpost through truss: 3 (0.2%)
      • Parker through truss: 33 (2.7%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 16 (1.3%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 7 (0.6%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with no verticals: 1 (0.08%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 4 (0.3%)
      • Pratt through truss: 74 (6.1%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Warren through truss: 31 (2.6%)
        • Warren through truss with no verticals: 1 (0.08%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 13 (1.1%)
      • Whipple through truss: 8 (0.7%)

  • Tunnel: 131 (10.9%)

  • Unknown: 19 (1.6%)