County, West Virginia
48-09-01) (WGCB WV-09-01) (1890; rehabilitated 1982)
A single-span Long truss 42' over Pike Fork. Located:
In Center Point, West Virginia off CR 10 (Pike Fork Road). Directions:
From Salem, West Virginia take SR 23 north to Center Point, West Virginia.
Go to Pike Fork Road (CR 10), on the right. According to a state
Historical Marker, the bridge was built at a cost of $1,206.54 ($976.54
for abutments and $230 for framed superstructure). The bridge is
on the right, just after the building on the right. It was named
after the community of Center Point, West Virginia where it is located.
The bridge carried public motor traffic until 1940, when it became privately
owned. In 1981, it was donated to the Doddridge County Historical
Society. Local community volunteers, in 1982, restored the bridge,
which is no longer used by motorized traffic. The bridge now belongs
to the State of West Virginia. It is supported by a four-panel Long
truss, constructed with double timber braces and single timber counter
brace, fastened with iron bolts at the center, resting on dry, large sandstone-block
abutments. The fully exposed bridge has an expansive lawn area at
the right downstream end and a building in the left downstream corner.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 29,
1983. (Jun 2005)