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A complete list of bridges in West Virginia with pictures. Famous WV bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.

Alderson Bridge

The Alderson Bridge, also known as Alderson Memorial Bridge, is a historic concrete arch bridge in Alderson, West Virginia. It crosses the Greenbrier River, which separates Greenbrier and Monroe counties. The bridge once carried Monroe Street but is now closed to traffic. It was built in 1914, and measures 21 feet wide including the walkways and 453 feet long. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It is located in the Alderson Historic District, listed in 1993. ...more

B & O Railroad Potomac River C... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bridges in West Virginia
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The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Crossings at the Potomac River are a set of railroad bridges that span the Potomac River between Maryland Heights, Maryland and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in the United States. ...more

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Barrackville Covered Bridge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bridges in West Virginia
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The Barrackville Covered Bridge spans 145 feet in a single span across Buffalo Creek near Barrackville, West Virginia. Built by in 1853 by local bridge builder Lemuel Chenoweth, the structure is a modified arched Burr truss, with siding added twenty years after the bridge's construction. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. ...more

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Bridgeport Lamp Chimney Compan... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bridges in West Virginia
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The Bridgeport Lamp Chimney Company Bowstring Concrete Arch Bridge is located between Mechanic Street and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The bridge was constructed in 1924, designed by Frank McEnteer. This elegant bowstring reinforced concrete arch bridge represents a traditional bridge type which was readily adapted to what was essentially a new construction material: reinforced concrete. Unlike a rail or road bridge, this bridge can be considered an unusual pedestrian bridge in that it was built by the Bridgeport Lamp Chimney Company in 1924 to provide access from the glass plant to a warehouse on the other side of Simpson Creek. The bridge was designed to ...more

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