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This is a list of all 3 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Tug Fork 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.
1940 Nolan Toll
Nolan, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky, USA (Tug Fork River)
Bridgemeister ID:2239
O'Donnell ID:551
Coordinates:N 37.73986 W 82.33125
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2007)
Notes
  • The suspension bridge, and later the current adjacent beam and girder bridge, are privately owned and were previously operated as toll bridges. The current bridge was closed by West Virginia in late 2007.
  • Ron Thompson, a member of the family who owns these structures (the suspension bridge formerly, and now the current crossing) writes: "This was a private toll bridge constructed beginning in 1939 by the Big Creek Bridge Company, a privately held corporation headquartered first in Nolan, then in Williamson. The replacement bridge next to it was constructed by the same entity. My father, along with other relatives, inherited most of the corporate stock, and for the last several years he has owned it in its entirety... My grandfather built the original suspension bridge primarily to provide a way to get coal from the surrounding hills in Pike and Martin County, Kentucky to tipples and markets in West Virginia."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Sprigg vicinity, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky, USA (Tug Fork River - Tug Valley Country Club)
Bridgemeister ID:2227
O'Donnell ID:549
Coordinates:N 37.63102 W 82.18641
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~320f
Notes
  • Wide footbridge used by golf carts.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Vulcan, West Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky, USA (Tug Fork River)
Bridgemeister ID:2262
O'Donnell ID:550
Coordinates:N 37.55934 W 82.11506
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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