Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge


In the early history of bridges, stone was a preferred construction material, but such bridges were expensive and time-consuming to build.
The Elm Grove Stone Arch on U.S. 40 near downtown Wheeling off Lumber Ave., visible from I-70 was built in 1817 by Moses Shepherd

The oldest extant bridge in the state and
possibly the oldest bridge of any kind still being used for traffic, the architects were Shepherd, Moses.  The bridge was sprayed with gunnite in 1958 to help preserve and strengthen it.

 

  

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