Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge
Erected 2004 by Main Street Fairmont and the West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
Location. 39° 28.875′ N, 80° 8.325′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Merchant Street (West Virginia Route 73) and Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north on Merchant Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle for the Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Attack on Fairmont (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. Brooks Fleming House (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge Fairmont (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marion County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boaz Fleming (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
More about this marker. There are two copies of this marker, one on each end of the bridge. This is the eastern historical marker. Look at the page for the western historical marker for more photographs and information on the electric streetcar company that ran trolleys across this bridge.
Also see . . . Jefferson Street Bridge: The “Million Dollar Bridge”. 2003 article by Bill Fortuna in Shotcrete. “Having been used by Fairmont residents for more than 70 years, the Jefferson Street Bridge needed restoration work to ensure the continued safety of the structure. The goal of the restoration project was to take down 80% of the structure with only the original arches remaining intact, reconstruct the bridge with new materials, and retain the same appearance as the original 1921 design.” (Submitted on August 1, 2009.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.