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Near Glenville in Gilmer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge

 
 
Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
1. Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge Marker
Inscription.  1922-1992. Funds raised and labor provided by Duck Run and Bear Run citizens Wilford, Keith, Bush, Hess, Wright, Summers, Landford, Cloves,Divers, Hardman,Simmons & Floyd. Engineers: Fred Lewis & Wm Moss. Roebling Co. and Bethlehem Steel supplied wire cables and steel; deck lumber & concrete for towers, local. Span 350 ft, 7 in; width 11ft., 6in . Placed on National Register in 1997.
 
Erected 2000 by Gilmer Co. Historical Society and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1997.
 
Location. 38° 55.744′ N, 80° 47.244′ W. Marker is near Glenville, West Virginia, in Gilmer County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 5 0.1 miles west of Spruce Run (County Route 30), on the left when traveling west. Marker in front of the actual bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenville WV 26351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Lewis Hays (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glenville
Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
2. Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge Marker
Photo taken looking west on Route 5. Bridge is on the left out of frame.
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(approx. 2˝ miles away); Glenville State Teachers College (approx. 2˝ miles away); Fort Moore (approx. 2˝ miles away); Attack on Glenville (approx. 2˝ miles away); Glenville State College (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Gilmer Rifles (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenville.
 
Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
3. Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge
Bridge is south of the marker in the background.
Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
4. Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge
View of the bridge from the northeast, you can walk across the bridge.
Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
5. Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge
View looking south directly across the bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,857 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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