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This is a list of all 5 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Guyandotte River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1852 Guyandotte
Guyandotte and Huntington, West Virginia, USA (Guyandotte River)
Bridgemeister ID:40
References:AAJ, EOV, PTS2
Principals:George Wilson Mason
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:450f
Notes
  • EOV cites a source claiming the bridge was begun in 1853, but not completed until 1858. AAJ says completed in 1848
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
(suspension bridge)
Atenville, West Virginia, USA (Guyandotte River)
Bridgemeister ID:2527
O'Donnell ID:904
Coordinates:N 38.04645 W 82.14121
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
Main span:1
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(suspension bridge)
Ferrellsburg, West Virginia, USA (Guyandotte River)
Bridgemeister ID:2528
O'Donnell ID:900
Coordinates:N 38.01376 W 82.08271
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:260f
Side spans:52f, 60f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(suspension bridge)
Hubball, West Virginia, USA (Guyandotte River)
Bridgemeister ID:2526
O'Donnell ID:903
Coordinates:N 38.19713 W 82.19012
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
Main span:1
Notes
  • Appears to have carried light vehicular traffic.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(suspension bridge)
Sheridan, West Virginia, USA (Guyandotte River)
Bridgemeister ID:2525
O'Donnell ID:902
Coordinates:N 38.24260 W 82.19645
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
Main span:1
Notes
  • Listed as vehicular bridge due to "Jeep Bridge" notation on some topographical maps accompanying a footbridge symbol. The bridge appears to have been large enough to handle light vehicular traffic.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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