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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1907 Vulcan
Vulcan, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky, USA (Tug Fork Big Sandy River)
Bridgemeister ID:2141
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Main span:400f
Notes
  • On Page 13 of the December 27, 1967 edition of West Virginia's The Charleston Gazette newspaper, there is a photograph of this footbridge with a Jeep driving across. The caption reads: "Pedestrian bridge at Vulcan... is used by vehicles because it provides a route over the Tug River to Kentucky. A citizen's group has complained that the bridge is not strong enough to support cars." The photograph accompanies an article "Road Reform Call Urged" that says the bridge is "regularly used by Jeeps and small cars." Note the date of the article, December 27, 1967 is 12 days after the Silver Bridge disaster at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
  • Near (footbridge) - Vulcan, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky, USA. Although similar in appearance, these appear to have been different bridges.

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