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Pond Creek Private Bridge

   


Pond Creek Private Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: March 2007
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Private Trail Over Pond Creek
Location
Rural: Wood County, West Virginia
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge appears to have been relocated off of a public highway crossing. Modern Armco guardrail mounts are present on the bridge. The guardrails that might have been on those mounts have been reused for the approach ramp on one side of this bridge. They look a lot nicer on a ramp than on a historic bridge! The original historic railings appear to be long-gone. The bridge sits on home-made caissons made from metal drums. There is a massive alteration to this bridge, and that is the complete replacement of three verticals. It is unclear when these were replaced. It may be the result of vehicular damage that required their replacement. Perhaps the vehicular crash was what caused this bridge to be replaced and then move onto someone's private property.

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