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Meighen Bridge

Meighen 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
Meighen (Rural): Marshall County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Pin-Connected Camelback Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1912 By Builder/Contractor: York Bridge Company of York, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
160 Feet (48.8 Meters)
Structure Length
222 Feet (67.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
12.8 Feet (3.9 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
26A052

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This truss bridge features eight panels. The bridge is seated on concrete abutments and steel caisson piers. There is v-lacing on the verticals and sway bracing. Floorbeams are American Standard Beam i-beams and all other members and chords are built-up, with the exception of the a-frame portal bracing and the original railings with are composed of angles.

Although a relatively late example of pin-connected technology, the structure is significant, as a complete example of its uncommon type and also because it was able to be dated and associated with a builder, due to the intact plaque on the bridge.

A number of the Fish Creek truss bridges have approach spans. On most, these are not original and are newer girder and floorbeam system spans. This bridge however retains the original approach spans, which are steel stringer spans.

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