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West End Bridge


Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in April 2012


BH Photo #229542

Street View 


Cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Ohio River on US 52 in Huntington
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, and Lawrence County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1968; rehabilitated 1998
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 562.0 ft.
Total length: 2,251.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.1 ft.
Also called
Nick Joe Rahall Bridge
17th Street West Bridge
U.S. 52 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.41761, -82.48701   (decimal degrees)
38°25'03" N, 82°29'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/370184/4253198 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory number
BH 35039 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • April 10, 2012: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • July 16, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn



West End Bridge
Posted August 13, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The green I see in these photos is a standard color West Virginia uses all over the state for the few truss bridges it actually bothers to repaint. So I assume the university having matching colors is coincidental.

West End Bridge
Posted August 12, 2015, by Cassie (greydelislefan [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was repainted green in 1999, presumably to reference the local Marshall University, whose colors are green and white. Before the repainting it had significantly rusted. I remember as a young kid being afraid of going over the bridge because it looked so bad to me.