West Virginia Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed West Virginia bridges: 1,505
  • Bridges with photos: 660 (43.9%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 595 (39.5%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,504 (99.9%)

  • Total photos: 4,614

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 1,160 (77.1% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 468 (40.3% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 496 (42.8% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,159 (99.9% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 297 (19.7% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 163 (54.9% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 297 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Grassy Creek Bridge (Upshur County, built 1817, open to traffic)
  2. Elm Grove Stone Bridge (Ohio County, built 1817, open to traffic)
  3. Gauley Bridge (1822) (Fayette County, built 1822, destroyed by fire)
  4. Gauley Bridge (1828) (Fayette County, built 1828, destroyed by fire)
  5. Van Metre Ford Bridge (Berkeley County, built 1832, open to pedestrians)
  6. US50 Cheat River Covered Bridge 48-39-01x (Preston County, built 1835, destroyed by fire)
  7. BO - Harper Ferry Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1836, lost)
  8. Bridgeport Covered Bridge 48-35-01x / 35-07-04x (Ohio County, built 1839, replaced by new bridge)
  9. 2nd Street Bridge (1846) (Braxton County, built 1846, replaced by new bridge)
  10. Wheeling Suspension Bridge (Ohio County, built 1849, open to pedestrians)

Oldest Listed Extant 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 pedestrians)
  4. Wheeling Suspension Bridge (Ohio County, built 1849, open to pedestrians)
  5. Philippi Covered Bridge 48-01-01 (Barbour County, built 1852, open to traffic)
  6. Barrackville Covered Bridge 48-25-02 (Marion County, built 1853, open to pedestrians)
  7. Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02 (Barbour County, built 1856, closed to all traffic)
  8. Wheeling Heritage Trail - Hempfield Viaduct (Ohio County, built 1857, open to pedestrians)
  9. CSX - Amblersburg Viaduct (Preston County, built 1865, open to traffic)
  10. Locust Creek Covered Bridge 48-38-01 (Pocahontas County, built 1870, open to pedestrians)

By Design

  • Arch: 534 (35.5%)
    • Deck arch: 523 (34.8%)
      • Brick arch: 1 (0.07%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 41 (2.7%)
      • Luten arch: 5 (0.3%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 6 (0.4%)
      • Ribbed closed-spandrel arch: 1 (0.07%)
      • Steel arch: 5 (0.3%)
      • Stone arch: 26 (1.7%)
    • Through arch: 10 (0.7%)
      • Concrete through arch: 4 (0.3%)
      • Steel through arch: 5 (0.3%)
      • Timber through arch: 1 (0.07%)

  • Beam: 112 (7.4%)
    • Stringer: 82 (5.4%)
      • Concrete stringer: 4 (0.3%)
      • Steel stringer: 66 (4.4%)
      • Timber stringer: 7 (0.5%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 26 (1.7%)

  • Culvert: 12 (0.8%)
    • Concrete culvert: 9 (0.6%)

  • Ferry: 2 (0.1%)

  • Rigid frame: 16 (1.1%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 13 (0.9%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 3 (0.2%)

  • Girder: 118 (7.8%)
    • Deck girder: 80 (5.3%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 2 (0.1%)
      • Deck plate girder: 73 (4.9%)
    • Pony/through girder: 26 (1.7%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 3 (0.2%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 23 (1.5%)

  • Other: 9 (0.6%)

  • Slab: 17 (1.1%)

  • Suspension: 34 (2.3%)
    • Cable-stayed: 1 (0.07%)
    • Wire suspension: 30 (2.0%)

  • Truss: 478 (31.8%)
    • Deck truss: 48 (3.2%)
      • Double-intersection Warren deck truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Fink deck truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Warren deck truss: 14 (0.9%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 3 (0.2%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 7 (0.5%)
    • Half-through truss: 1 (0.07%)
    • Modern truss: 2 (0.1%)
      • Modern deck truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Modern pony truss: 1 (0.07%)
    • Pony truss: 94 (6.2%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 2 (0.1%)
      • Kingpost pony truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Lane pony truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Parker pony truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 12 (0.8%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.07%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals: 4 (0.3%)
      • Post pony truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 13 (0.9%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 2 (0.1%)
      • Warren pony truss: 19 (1.3%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 7 (0.5%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 5 (0.3%)
    • Through truss: 309 (20.5%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 10 (0.7%)
      • Bollman through truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 2 (0.1%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Camelback through truss: 5 (0.3%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Fink through truss: 3 (0.2%)
      • Howe through truss: 2 (0.1%)
      • Kingpost through truss: 2 (0.1%)
      • Lattice through truss: 1 (0.07%)
        • Town lattice truss: 1 (0.07%)
      • Long through truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Multiple Kingpost through truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Parker through truss: 38 (2.5%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 24 (1.6%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 10 (0.7%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with no verticals: 1 (0.07%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 5 (0.3%)
      • Pratt through truss: 89 (5.9%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 4 (0.3%)
      • Warren through truss: 36 (2.4%)
        • Warren through truss with no verticals: 1 (0.07%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 16 (1.1%)
      • Whipple through truss: 12 (0.8%)

  • Tunnel: 143 (9.5%)

  • Unknown: 30 (2.0%)