Glenville, Gilmer County
2017: No updates have been made available to PAWV in 2017.
2009: The Old Pratt Truss Bridge spans 265 feet across the Little Kanawha River. In 1884, the Gilmer County Commission purchased steel components from the Canton Iron Works, Canton, Ohio and contracted with Stewart and Sheirriff’s of Richmond, Virginia to build the bridge. The construction of the bridge greatly enhanced the development of the city of Glenville and Glenville State College. Nominated to the National Register in 1998, the historic bridge now lays decommissioned from use. Lack of maintenance has led to severe deterioration of the bridge’s structural system.
Endangered Properties List
If you are interested in assisting with any of these preservation projects, contact the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia at firstname.lastname@example.org.