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Patrick Street Bridge


Photo taken by Ben Tate in May 2012


BH Photo #249451

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Kanawha River on US 60 in Charleston
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1930
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 436.0 ft.
Total length: 1,769.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Kanawha River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.36574, -81.66887   (decimal degrees)
38°21'57" N, 81°40'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/441567/4246607 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Charleston West
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 35235 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2022: New photos from Mark Boettcher
  • May 24, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 3, 2019: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • July 21, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 27, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 24, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • February 28, 2011: Updated by Chris Patriarca: Updated name to Patrick Street Bridge
  • April 22, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth


  • Nathan Holth
  • Chris P.
  • Todd Wilson
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Mark Boettcher


Patrick Street Bridge, Charleston, West Virginia
Posted October 9, 2011, by Susan Taylor (susansstudy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Thank you so much for the information and picture of the Patrick Street Bridge. My understanding is it was named after my Great Great Uncle, Doctor Spicer Patrick. Doctor Spicer Patrick was a representative (one of four from the Charleston area) to a meeting of Virginians to vote on secession. When it was discovered that these 4 were going to vote against secession they were forced up into the attic of the home where the meeting was held. They escapsed by climbing out a window and down a tree. When they got back to Charleston they immediately began filing for statehood for western Virginia. Doctor Spicer's younger (by 10 years) brother George Patrick was my Great-Great-Grandfather. He owned a tavern and for a while owned a part of a salt manufacturing company on the river. They both owned slaves. I have a picture of them supposedly sitting outside of Dr. Spicer's home on the Elk River. I have no idea where to send this information so here it is. Thanks again - Susan Taylor