Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Elm Grove Stone Bridge
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 40° 2.618′ N, 80° 39.519′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of National Road (U.S. 40) and Wheeling and Elm Glove Boulevard (West Virginia Route 88), on the right when traveling west on National Road. Click for map. Heading west, National Road (and U.S. 40) makes a right turn at this intersection. Route 88 continues straight ahead. The left is for Kruger Street. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Forks of Wheeling Creek Jesse Lee Reno (approx. one mile away); The Madonna of the Trail (approx. one mile away); The National Pike (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Madonna of the Trail (approx. one mile away); State’s Birthplace (approx. one mile away); The Defenders of the Union (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
Regarding Elm Grove Stone Bridge. According to the National Register Nomination form, The Elm Grove bridge is the oldest extant bridge in West Virginia. "For a number of years it was thought by state and local organizations that the Van Metre Stone Arch Bridge in Berkeley County ... was West Virginia's oldest extant bridge. Information to that effect appeared in newspaper accounts over the years. There is no doubt, however that the Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge is the state's oldest extant bridge, having been constructed in 1817 in conjunction with the National Road project. The apparent reason that the Elm Grove Bridge was overlooked for many years is that it was gunited in 1958
Also see . . .
1. Photo of Bridge. (Submitted on December 9, 2006.)
2. Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge. "Monument Place Bridge", National Register Nomination Form. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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