"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