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Sutton Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 2, 2013 and June 5, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-19-40 (2nd Street) Over Elk River
Location
Sutton: Braxton County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1931 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1991
Main Span Length
180 Feet (54.9 Meters)
Structure Length
369 Feet (112.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
30 Feet (9.14 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
4A074

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This bridge is a good example of a state standard truss bridge in West Virginia.  It is a nice looking bridge with pleasing variety. Not only does its variety of truss designs (Polygonal Warren pony and Parker through) add interest to the bridge, the placement of one pony truss at each end of the bridge creates a nice look to the bridge with the largest span in the center. Its general design from truss configurations to composition of railings and truss members are typical for state-designed truss bridges in West Virginia. This example, including both a through truss and pony truss approach spans is a particularly comprehensive documentation of state bridge engineering.

The portal bracing has been altered to increase clearance, but otherwise the bridge retains good historic integrity with no major alterations detected. The bridge's wide 30 foot roadway makes the bridge a good candidate for preservation for continued vehicular use.

The plaque on the bridge lists the American Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as fabricator of the bridge. It is assumed this means the prolific company that usually listed New York City as its headquarters, and the reference to Pittsburgh is referring to which of the company's multiple fabrication facilities made this bridge. The plaque also noted the on-site contractor who erected the bridge as N. H. Clark of Luray, Virginia.

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