The Bridge Historical

The Bridge Historical (HM1VZ9)

Location: Lansing, WV 25862 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.194', W 81° 4.542'

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Completed in 1977, New River Bridge is the world's longest single-arch steel span bridge. At 876 feet above the river it is American's 2nd-highest bridge.

Features to Notice
Color. The steel used here, Cor-ten steel, rusts slightly on the surface. This surface-rust inhibits deeper rust, protecting the steel and eliminating the need to paint. It also provides the color which darkens with time.

Concrete supports anchoring bridge to opposite slope. Abandoned mine tunnels honeycombing the hillside created a major engineering problem. Engineers devised special supports.

(Inscription under the image in the lower left) Workers lower the last beam to complete the arch. Steel was brought to position by trolleys running on 3-inch cables.

(Inscription under the image in the lower right)Under construction, New River Bridge looms high above its predecessor, Fayette Station Bridge.

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HM NumberHM1VZ9
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 9:05am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 493360 N 4213573
Decimal Degrees38.06990000, -81.07570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.194', W 81° 4.542'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 11.64" N, 81° 4' 32.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 162 Visitor Center Rd, Lansing WV 25862, US
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