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Capon Lake in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge

 
 
Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 29, 2016
1. Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge Marker
Inscription. First erected in 1874 as a two span bridge on US Route 50 near Romney, one span was moved here in 1938 and re-erected on a new foundation. the 17' wide by 176' long bridge is a Whipple-Murphy Truss. The state’s oldest extant metal truss, the bridge is one of only a few of its type in WV. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Division of Highways, West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 9.533′ N, 78° 32.093′ W. Marker is in Capon Lake, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Carpers Pike (West Virginia Route 259) and Capon Springs Road (Local Route 16), on the left when traveling south on Carpers Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wardensville WV 26851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capon Springs (here, next to this marker); West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 5.2 miles away); Population Center (approx. 6.3 miles away); Wardensville (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Wardensville
Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge and Capon Springs Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 29, 2016
2. Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge and Capon Springs Markers
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Frederick County / Shenandoah County (approx. 7.9 miles away in Virginia); Lost and Found (approx. 9.1 miles away); Ice Mountain (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge. The Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge spans the Cacapon River.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 29, 2016
3. Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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