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Yates Crossing Road Bridge

   


Yates Crossing Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: March 2007
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Yates Crossing Road (CR-23) Over Mud Creek
Location
Rural: Cabell County, West Virginia
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1983
Main Span Length
138 Feet (42.1 Meters)
Structure Length
143 Feet (43.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
15 Feet (4.6 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
6A053

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This Bridge No Longer Exists!

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This historic bridge was demolished and replaced in 2007!

This bridge is a transition bridge, built toward the end of the pin-connected era. The company appears to have been experimenting with rigid riveted connections. All chord connections are pinned, except for where the hip vertical is riveted to the top and bottom chord, and also the first two sets of bottom chord at each end of the bridge is also riveted at each end. This bridge should thus be considered historically significant as a transition structure.

The bridge is also locally significant as the only remaining example of its uncommon camelback type, as well as a fairly large and complete example of a pin-connected metal truss bridge.

Unfortunately, a modern structure was under construction next to this bridge. As a result, although it is not in the way of its replacement, this historic bridge will likely be demolished. Demolishing this bridge will result in a significant loss of transportation heritage, as well as a notable waste in taxpayer dollars. Even without any repairs, this bridge could at least stand as a historic exhibit for decades to come if left standing next to its replacement.

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