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Sheppard Bridge

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Sheppard Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: March 1, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-74 Over Fish Creek
Location
Rural: Marshall County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal 10 Panel Pin-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1897 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
180 Feet (55 Meters)
Structure Length
242 Feet (74 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.5 Feet (4.11 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
26A054

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This historic bridge was demolished and replaced in 2008!

Pin-connected highway truss bridges with the Pennsylvania truss configuration are quite rare. They also are among the most visually appealing, thanks to their complex truss configuration that creates a complex geometric art that is more impressive than in other truss bridge types. This traditionally composed ten panel West Virginia example showcases the beauty of this design quite well. The bridge features steel caisson supports and retains original lattice railings. Marshall County has a relatively large number of truss bridges, including many with a great deal of historic significance yet this bridge stands out as the county's most significant structure due to the rare truss configuration.

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