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Near Hinton in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Lilly Bridge

 
 
Lilly Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
1. Lilly Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The Lilly Truss Bridge was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the creation of the Bluestone Dam and Bluestone Lake. It was built to provide a transportation link across the lake. The bridge was also significant as a good example of a 5-span cantilevered truss bridge. It was built in 1950 by the Virginia Bridge Company and supported by concrete abutments an 4 concrete piers. The bridge was 1,163 feet long and 24 feet wide and contained steel channel and angle bridge rails.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureBridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 37° 36.796′ N, 80° 55.032′ W. Marker is near Hinton, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 20 just south of Bluestone Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Located at north end of the new Bluestone Lake bridge (Lilly Bridge). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinton WV 25951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lilly (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
Lilly Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
2. Lilly Bridge Marker
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line); Pack's Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Culbertson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wreck on the C&O (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hinton (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pipestem Falls (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jordan's Chapel (approx. 5.3 miles away); Raleigh County / Summers County (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinton.
 
New Lilly Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
3. New Lilly Bridge
(site of old Lilly Truss Bridge)
Bluestone Lake image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
4. Bluestone Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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