Gauley Bridge
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N 38° 09.731 W 081° 11.672
17S E 482958 N 4223827
A historical marker located beside U.S. Route 60 near the confluence of the Gauley and New Rivers in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia.
Waymark Code: WM6DEK
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 05/17/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Here the New and Gauley rivers unite to form the Great Kanawha River. Piers still stand of the old bridge destroyed by the Confederate troops in 1861. Here Thomas Dunn English, author of the ballad "Ben Bolt", wrote "Gauley River".

This marker was placed by the West Virginia Historic Commission. The year of placement is unknown because this information is covered by a metal reinforcing plate that runs across the bottom edge of the sign.
Marker Title: Gauley Bridge

Marker Location: On southern side of U.S. Route 60, just off the eastern end of the bridge over Gauley River.

County or Independent City: Gauley Bridge, Fayette County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission

Marker Number: Not listed

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