Preserving the Glenville Bridge

The old Pratt Truss Bridge spans 265 feet across the Kanawha River. In 1884, the Gilmer County Commission purchased steel components from the Canton Iron Works in Canton, OH. The construction of the bridge greatly enhanced the development of the city of Glenville and Glenville State College.

The bridge is decommissioned from use, and in 2010, a major snowstorm caused part of the bridge to collapse. Learn about some of the struggles associated with restoring this bridge in the WBOY Channel 12 video.


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