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South Branch Potomac River Bridge

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South Branch Potomac River Bridge

view c1940s

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #496601

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over South Branch Potomac River on US 50
Location
Hampshire County, West Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1936; replaced by concrete stringer 2010
Design
Single riveted Parker through truss main span and five polygonal Warren pony truss spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 795.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33903, -78.77567   (decimal degrees)
39°20'21" N, 78°46'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/691696/4356759 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Romney
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
4,000
Inventory number
BH 35132 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 6, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 29, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type.

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