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Clark Hill Road Bridge

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Clark Hill Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: March 2007
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Clark Hill Road Over Fish Creek
Rural: Marshall County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal 7 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
124 Feet (37.8 Meters)
Structure Length
195 Feet (59.44 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.5 Feet (4.11 Meters)
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
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This bridge is a great example of a structure that enhances, and is enhanced by, its surroundings. Although more significant structure types exist in Marshall County, because of its setting, this photogenic bridge is nevertheless one of the most noteworthy bridges in the county. Even the snowstorm present in this photograph collection could not dim the beauty of the setting. A steep hill/mountain rises directly behind the bridge. The other side offers a scene of the land making up the Fish Creek floodplain, with more hills in the background.

The bridge itself is an otherwise traditional pin-connected Pratt through truss with a-frame portal bracing. It retains good historic integrity, especially for West Virginia, which is noted for offering a lot of altered truss bridges. The Clark Hill Road Bridge retains origina lattice guardrails and is seated on caisson piers. The abutment at one end is concrete, but at the other end (roughly, the western end) it is an unusual rubble stone abutment. The rubble is unusually flat-shaped, almost shale-like in appearance. Local materials were likely used to construct that abutment.


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