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Gilbert Bridge

Photos 

WV-63-1

Photo taken November 16, 1995 by Jim Knoll for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #127498

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Guyandotte River on US 52 in Gilbert
Location
Gilbert, Mingo County, West Virginia
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1925 by Vincennes Bridge Co.; Replaced 1997
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Riveted steel Parker through truss with two pony truss approach spans.

"The Gilbert Bridge, which was constructed during the 'Good Roads Movement' of the 1920s, allowed for the economic and geographic expansion of Gilbert, West Virginia by providing safe and convenient access to both banks of the Guyandotte River. In addition, the bridge served as a vital link in the State Road system which connected Mingo County to other counties in West Virginia.

"This documentation was undertaken in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement by the West Virginia Department of Transportation as a mitigative measure prior to the replacement of the bridge."

Jeffrey A. Drobney, PhD.
Historic Preservation Specialist
Skelly and Loy, Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15146

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Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 368.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.61333, -81.87000   (decimal degrees)
37°36'48" N, 81°52'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/423216/4163270 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gilbert
Inventory number
BH 38080 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WV-63 - Gilbert Bridge, U.S. Route 52, spanning Guyandotte River near conf, Gilbert, Mingo County, WV