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West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #148623


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over West Fork Twelvepole Creek on CR 41/1
Wayne County, West Virginia
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1915 by the Champion Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1989
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Pratt pony truss
Span length: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.95692, -82.33841   (decimal degrees)
37°57'25" N, 82°20'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/382419/4201880 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory number
BH 35642 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 22, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth



West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge
Posted April 23, 2017, by Troy (troyestroud [at] gmail [dot] com)

Actually, this bridge had once not been near Doane, but rather had been on the old county road at Missouri Branch between the old US 52 (now 152) and the old county road that was abandoned once the N&W Railroad pulled up the tracks in 1933. Once the tracks were removed, the right of way was turned over to the state Department of Highways and was a much better road than the old county road which winded along the hillside. Since this bridge was no longer needed, it was moved to its present location. You can see the old concrete supports in the creek at Missouri Branch behind the old stone house.

West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge
Posted January 6, 2010, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

Unfortunately, this span is in the midst of a replacement project. A new bridge is being constructed to its immediate north.

West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge
Posted May 7, 2009, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Photo's from a 2007 visit. Road sign names this road as Turkey Creek. During a 2008 visit a local fellow told us that this bridge had been removed from the State forest campground a few miles up the road near Doane. A new concrete bridge had been built at the forest campground entrance and this bridge had been installed here

Photo 1- Looking South

Photo 2- West side of bridge looking South

Photo 3- Remainder of Builder Plaque

Photo 4- Remainder of other builder plaque

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.