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Prince Bridge

Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge

Prince Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 5, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
WV-41 (Stanaford Road) Over New River
Location
Rural: Fayette County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1931 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
201 Feet (61.26 Meters)
Structure Length
734.3 Feet (223.81 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
10A064

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

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This historic bridge is being replaced and will be demolished!

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This bridge is a good example of a state-designed highway truss bridge from the 1930s. The composition of its truss members in general are reflective of typical state-designed truss bridges in West Virginia. However, this bridge is very unusual because its truss spans have a very heavy skew. This skew is accomplished by making the trusses have an unusual asymmetric shape, where the angle on the end post at one end of each truss web is different. This shape can be seen in the above drawing.

Although this bridge would have been feasible to rehabilitate, it is instead being replaced with an ugly modern bridge that will not have anything visually pleasing or interesting to look at.

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