Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 09.530 W 078° 32.098
17S E 712986 N 4337296
West Virginia's oldest extant metal truss bridge.
Waymark Code: WMY41R
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/16/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge

First erected in 1874 as a two span bridge on US Route 50 near Romney, one span was moved here in 1938 and re`erected on a new foundation. The 17' wide by 176' long bridge is a Whipple~Murphy Truss. The state's oldest extant metal truss, the bridge is one of only a few of its type in WV. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge

Marker Location: RT 259

County or Independent City: Hampshire County, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2012

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