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North Big Wheeling Creek Road Bridge

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North Big Wheeling Creek Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 3, 2013

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Big Wheeling Creek Road (CR-5) Over Big Wheeling Creek
Location
Rural: Marshall County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Pin-Connected Whipple (Double-Intersection Pratt) Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1896 By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
170.0 Feet (51.8 Meters)
Structure Length
215.0 Feet (65.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
12.5 Feet (3.81 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
26A020

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This bridge was built in 1896 and as such is a late example of a bridge built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. Typical of the company's later bridges, this bridge has a-frame portal bracing and built-up vertical members with v-lacing, where the v-lacing is oriented so it faces the roadway. The bridge is noteworthy for its slight skew, which is uncommon among pin-connected highway truss bridges. This bridge has alterations that are common among West Virginia truss bridges, which means there is some crude welded repairs to the bridge, particularly steel added to the top chord and end post, these beams also exhibiting bolts that have been replaced with rivets. The approach span is composed of two rolled beams that act as through girders, with rolled floor beams under the deck. The approach span does not appear to be original to the bridge. The original approach span might have been a pony truss.

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