Over 200 Years Old, The Oldest Surviving Bridge In West Virginia Is Still In Use

Tucked away in a small community within the city limits of Wheeling, West Virginia, is a bridge. You may have crossed it before, and likely as not when you did, you had absolutely no idea of its significance. But significant the Elm Grove stone arch bridge is: this small, worn old bridge holds a West Virginia state record.

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That’s quite a bit of history for one stone bridge! Have you ever driven across this historic West Virginia bridge located on State Route 40? Did you know its import? If you’re fascinated by old bridges, West Virginia is the state for you! We’ve got what was once the longest bridge in the world, as well as the highest interstate bridge and longest single arch bridge in America. And that’s not to mention another bridge along the National Road that was once the largest suspension bridge in the world.

Address: Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA