Elk River - Elkhurst, West Virginia, USA

All photos by David Denenberg. Please do not reuse without permission. This is the narrowest vehicular suspension bridge I've ever been to. Almost hard to believe that automobiles were allowed this bridge until you see the many warning signs on the southern approach to the bridge. The bridge was closed to traffic in 2003. Some local web sites say the local youth would entertain themselves by driving out to the middle of the bridge as fast as possible and slamming on the brakes to get the bridge to shake violently back and forth.

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There is an extra length of cable strapped to the top of the main cables as they pass over the towers. More pictures of these later.

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Could the cables have deteriorated so badly over the saddles that they had to strap these on to alleviate the tension? Or are these extra cables serving some other purpose?

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