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Paint Creek CR 83/3 (Middle Patch Rd.) Bridge


Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in September 2008


BH Photo #136102

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Through truss bridge over Paint Creek on CR 83/3 (Middle Patch Rd.)
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1921
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.17320, -81.40105   (decimal degrees)
38°10'24" N, 81°24'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/464871/4225108 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Grove
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 35242 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 16, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: made slight adjustment to gps coordinates
  • March 26, 2009: New photos from Joshua Collins


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com


Paint Creek CR 83/3 (Middle Patch Rd.) Bridge
Posted January 7, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


I have no idea what the posted weight limit is nor whether it is a single weight limit or an axle combination weight limit. However, the National Bridge Inventory lists two weight limits for this bridge that might help give you a rough idea of this bridge's potential capacity: the listed "operating weight limit" is 39.6 tons and the "inventory weight limit" (which I believe is used for planning purposes) is listed as 27.7 tons. I would not be surprised however to find the posted weight limit signage to be much lower than this for the purpose of providing a safety margin.

Paint Creek CR 83/3 (Middle Patch Rd.) Bridge
Posted January 6, 2010, by tabitha (soslysexyone [at] yahoo [dot] com)

what is the weight limit on this bridge?