This bridge, spanning the Kanawha River at Chelyan, was constructed in 1928-29. The construction of the bridge showed how the volume of traffic increased as advances were made in the automobile industry and the automobile became more in demand. It was also evidence of the increase in coal production. Consisting of seventeen spans, it is an excellent example of an early twentieth century steel bridge.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Through truss bridge over Kanawha River on Route 61 Spur
- Chelyan, Kanawha County, West Virginia
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1929; Replaced 1995
- - J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore, Maryland & Chicago, Illinois
- Cantilevered Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 450.2 ft.
Total length: 1,359.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.19806, -81.49613 (decimal degrees)
38°11'53" N, 81°29'46" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/456558/4227907 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Cedar Grove
- Inventory number
- BH 65256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 3, 2015: Added by Dave King
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER WV-46 - Chelyan Bridge, Spanning Kanawha River at U.S. Route 61 spur, Chelyan, Kanawha County, WV