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Old Main Street Bridge

Old Woman Run Bridge

Old Main Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 5, 2014
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Main Street (Sutton Dam Road, CR-19-27) Over Old Woman Run
Rural: Braxton County, West Virginia: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1899 By Builder/Contractor: Canton Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
99 Feet (30.18 Meters)
Structure Length
101 Feet (30.78 Meters)
Roadway Width
10.8 Feet (3.29 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This crossing is quite a contrast. Here, a full-size historic through truss span was replaced by a little culvert. Its somewhat unusual for a replacement bridge to offer less in the way of hydraulics, but it appears to be the case here. Visually, its quite a downgrade. Fortunately, the historic bridge was left standing next to the culvert.

The bridge show signs of deterioration, notably section loss on the floor beams around the connections, but since the bridge no longer carries traffic, it can likely stand this way for many years... but would also be a great candidate for restoration, either in place, or relocated and reused elsewhere such as on a trail or in a park. The historic integrity of the bridge is overall fair, although some of the typical unusual welded alterations found on many truss bridges in West Virginia can also be found on this bridge. Strange welded frames apparently to supplement the pin plates are added, some diagonal members are added, and/or existing diagonals have been welded.


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