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Reedy Creek Bridge


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Lost through truss bridge over Reedy Creek on WV 14
Wirt County, West Virginia
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1991; replaced 2012
- Lackawanna Steel Co. of Lackawanna, New York (Steel)
- Oregonia Bridge Co. of Lebanon, Ohio
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92975, -81.39754   (decimal degrees)
38°55'47" N, 81°23'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/465542/4309055 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory number
BH 35692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 15, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Builder(s); was also replaced in 2012
  • October 15, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • April 14, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth



Reedy Creek Bridge
Posted September 16, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

That is correct, These brands refer to steel rolled at the Lackawanna mills after Bethlehem Steel took over their operation in 1922. It is also possible to find BSCO Cambria steel on bridges, indicating that the steel was rolled at Cambria after its purchase by Bethlehem.


Reedy Creek Bridge
Posted September 15, 2019, by Anonymous

Apparently Lackawanna was a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel after 1922, so yes?

Reedy Creek Bridge
Posted September 15, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

The last photo on Highways Through History shows a "B. S. Co. LACKAWANNA" marking on the steel; unless that's indicative of a different company that I don't know about (and that said company hasn't been identified with any other structure here), I'm thinking that's gotta point to use of the Lackawanna Steel here.