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Kanawha Falls Bridge



Photo taken by Tom Hall in July 2007


Street Views 


Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Kanawha River on CR 13
Fayette County, West Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 1928
Two-span, 12-panel Pennsylvania through truss with Camelback upper chords
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Total length: 1,001.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Kanawha River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.13833, -81.21333   (decimal degrees)
38°08'18" N, 81°12'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/481305/4221185 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gauley Bridge
Inventory number
BH 35078 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2013)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2015: New photos from Robert Elder
  • March 26, 2015: New photos from Irma Hale
  • September 15, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Changed "Name"
  • February 24, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • August 27, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type
  • May 14, 2010: New Street View added by Joshua Collins
  • April 27, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Kanawha Falls Bridge
Posted March 14, 2015, by Robert Thompson

I drove past this one on the way back from Bridge Day 2014. I had a lot of miles to cover, though, and was unable to take time for pictures.

Got some rather unusual ones of the New River Gorge Bridge the day before, though...

Kanawha Falls Bridge
Posted March 12, 2015, by Zachary S

As per a couple of 2012 news articles, plans to replace the bridge have apparently been set forth.

Kanawha River Bridge
Posted August 20, 2012, by Chambers Williams (gchambers3 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this the bridge over the Kanawha that used to have a toll on it?