Meighen Bridge

    Meighen Bridge

    The Meighen Bridge carries Fish Creek Road (CR 7/4) over Fish Creek in Marshall County, West Virginia.


    The Parker through truss was constructed in 1913 by the York Bridge Company of York, Pennsylvania.

    The crossing is named after the unincorporated village of Meighen that once existed alongside a brook that emptied into Fish Creek. 1 The town derived its name from an early teacher, Ben Meighen, who taught at the school. The post office was established on November 11, 1881, and first discontinued on October 30, 1909. At one point, the village had two stores, a one-room school, and a post office, all of which had closed by the 1960s.


    Information

    • State: West Virginia
    • Route: Fish Creek Road
    • Type: Parker Through Truss
    • Status: Active - Automobile
    • Total Length: 222 feet
    • Main Span Length: 160 feet
    • Deck Width: 12.5 feet
    • Above Vertical Clearance: 20 feet

    Sources

    1. Kaschak, Jane. “The Village of Meighen.” Marshall County WVGenWeb.

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