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Cyrus Bridge, 195 feet West of intersection of County Road 19 & , Cyrus, Wayne County, WV



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HB1282476
View North, Abutments And Deck

HB1282477
View Northeast, West End And South Side

HB1282478
View East, West End Of Bridge

HB1282479
View East, North End Of Eastern Abutment, Showing 1903 Stonework, 1918 Concrete Facing And Cap, And Underside Of 1918 Steel-and-concrete Deck


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Location
195 feet West of intersection of County Road 19 &, Cyrus, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-54
Significance: The Cyrus Bridge was an essential structure along Whites Creek Road, which connected the village of Whites Creek and Wayne, the county seat. Commercial goods intended for sale in Wayne were brought to Whites Creek by water, rail, and road. These were deposited nearby in private storehouses west of the bridge, and were transhipped by wagon and truck to Wayne. Some of these goods were sold locally in community stores both east and west of the bridge. The bridge was used briefly, 1918-1924, in connection with a grade crossing over a single track line, but was abandoned when an underpass was built to cross beneath new double tracks laid in 1924. The Cyrus Bridge succeeded a wooden bridge (1903-1918) at the same spot, and incorporated the 1903 stonework into its reinforced concrete abutments. The Cyrus Bridge is a fortuitously preserved example of the kind of small bridges that were built by the Champion Bridge Company (founded 1872), Wilmington, Ohio, the oldest bridge company in the U.S. Techniques of deck construction used on the single-span Cyrus Bridge are illustrative of those used by Champion even on its larger truss and longer deck bridges. Moreover, these techniques were adapted for use in floors and roofs of concrete and steel buildings of the period. The Cyrus Bridge is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure pertaining to the nearby village of Whites Creek.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, ABUTMENTS AND DECK
2. VIEW NORTHEAST, WEST END AND SOUTH SIDE
3. VIEW EAST, WEST END OF BRIDGE
4. VIEW EAST, NORTH END OF EASTERN ABUTMENT, SHOWING 1903 STONEWORK, 1918 CONCRETE FACING AND CAP, AND UNDERSIDE OF 1918 STEEL-AND-CONCRETE DECK


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