Rubles Run

            With the October 2000 award of a $16 million contract for the Rubles Run Bridge, only five projects remained to complete West Virginia’s four-mile segment of the Mon-Fayette Expressway (WV 43), the four-lane highway linking I-68 near Cheat Lake with southwestern Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh.

            Adjoining a completed 2.08-mile segment, the bridge built by National Engineering & Contracting Company of Strongsville, Ohio, used federal funds made available by Senator Robert C. Byrd to continue progress on the expressway.

            The six-span fabricated steel girder used 5,387,547 pounds of structural steel to carry the Mon-Fayette roadway over Rubles Run and included a small amount of paving in Pennsylvania on the northern approaches of the 0.39-mile project.

  

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