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Gilbert Bridge, U.S. Route 52, spanning Guyandotte River near conf, Gilbert, Mingo County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1291541
BWPhotos 192712

HB1291542
BWPhotos 192713

HB1291543
BWPhotos 192714

HB1291544
BWPhotos 192715

HB1291545
BWPhotos 192716

HB1291546
BWPhotos 192717

HB1291547
BWPhotos 192718


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Location
spanning Guyandotte River near conf, Gilbert, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-63
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Significance: The Gilbert Bridge, which was constructed during the "Good Roads Movement" of the 1920s, allowed for the economic and geographic expansion of Gilbert, West Virginia by providing safe and convenient access to both banks of the Guyandotte River. In addition, the bridge served as a vital link in the State Road system which connected Mingo County to other counties in West Virginia.

Related Names
Knoll, Jim, Photographer
Skelly & Loy, Delineator
Drobney, Jeffrey A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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