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Blue Sulphur Bridge

   


Blue Sulphur Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: March 2007
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Blue Sulphur Road Over Mud Creek
Location
Blue Sulphur (Rural): Cabell County, West Virginia
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1888 By Builder/Contractor: Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
109 Feet (33.2 Meters)
Structure Length
157 Feet (47.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
13 Feet (4 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
6A043

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This bridge is composed of a through truss main span with eight panels. This bridge has some unusual details to it. It includes a hip vertical which is an eye bar and is attached to the outside of the top chord, rather than inside. Vertical members are back to back channels with lattice on each side, which is also an uncommon design. Sway bracing features a slightly arched design. These uncommon features set this truss bridge ahead of other structures of the period, making this bridge is significant piece of transportation heritage.

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