A view from the boat ramp under the bridge
Photo taken by Loyd Lowry
BH Photo #223382
A 5-span cantilevered thru-truss supported by concrete abutments and 4 concrete piers. Span 3 and 4 fell in 1948 during construction, killing several workers. One of 7 remaining cantilever truss bridges in West Virginia.
- Cantilever truss bridge over Bluestone Lake on WV 20
- Summers County, West Virginia
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1950; Replaced 2015
- - Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
- Riveted Cantilever through truss
Length of largest span: 277.9 ft.
Total length: 1,163.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.1 ft.
- Also called
- Bluestone Lake Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.61153, -80.91765 (decimal degrees)
37°36'42" N, 80°55'04" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/507268/4162718 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 35582 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 06/2013)
- Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 46.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
- April 11, 2016: New photo from Mark Yurina
- November 16, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is demolished and replaced.
- February 17, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
- October 10, 2012: Photo imported by Ben Tate
- January 22, 2012: New photos from Loyd Lowry
- January 18, 2012: Updated by Loyd Lowry: additional details
- January 15, 2012: New photo from Loyd Lowry
- March 17, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This is a cantilever.