Visit Highland County and the Crab Run Lane Truss Bridge

January 17, 2018

Crab Run Lane Truss Bridge is a historic Truss bridge located on State Route 645 in McDowell, Highland County. It was built in 1896 by the West Virginia Bridge Works. It is a single-span, four-panel pony truss measuring 39 feet long, 12 feet, 6 inches wide, and 5 feet, 2 inches tall. Much of the bridge is constructed of bent and straight steel railroad rails. The bridge was taken out of service for vehicular traffic in 1994; it is now used to carry pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

SOURCE: Wikipedia

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