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West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Greg Hall

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BH Photo #131707

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Overview
Through truss bridge over West Fork Twelvepole Creek on CR 3/5
Location
Mingo County, West Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Railroad
- Norfolk & Western Railway (NW)
Design
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.89343, -82.23993   (decimal degrees)
37°53'36" N, 82°14'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/390978/4194716 (zone/easting/northing)
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Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
600
Inventory number
BH 35400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 3, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger

Comments 

West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge
Posted January 6, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah.....I guess the railroads did have a strange way of doing things!

West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge
Posted January 6, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a very unusual bridge! I have a hard time believing it is 100 feet long, as that would make each panel 25 feet. The upper struts are very strange, with only one being perpendicular to the trusses. The other two are diagonal with no countering. A unique bridge that almost looks like it was fashioned out of some leftover parts. I would like to see it preserved in part because it is so unusual.

West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge
Posted January 6, 2010, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is scheduled for replacement in the 2010-2011 year.

West Fork Twelvepole Creek Bridge
Posted August 16, 2008, by Greg and Olivia Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

GPS N37 53.603, W82 14.376

Old rail bridge converted to road use. Narrow road bed/doesn't use full bridge width.

Photo 1- Looking South/East

Photo 2- Side view

Photo 3- Looking North/West

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