St. Albans Historical Society, WV
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Coal River Bridge Pictures

1st Bridge (1831) (Burnt in 1861 during the Confederate retreat from town). Two lane - 180 ' long. (below)

Coal River Covered Bridge

2nd Bridge (1870 - 1908) (Steel bow arch bridge) (below)

Coal River Bridge

3rd  Bridge (1908 - 1965) (Steel Parker Truss) (below)

4th  Bridge (1965 - present) (Steel Girder Bridge) (below)

coal river bridge demolished   coal river bridge


“St. Albans Advertiser”, July 1, 1965

For two hundred working days, the Coal River Bridge at Main St.

will be closed. The old bridge will be taken out and a new one installed.

Traffic will be detoured to U.S. Rt. 60. Low bid was $338, 000

by Mountain State Construction.