Twelvepole Creek Bridge

Lewis County, West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, West Virginia

Mr. Greg Bailey, Director Engineering Division

In an effort to alleviate public concerns over emergency response time to a new high school, the West Virginia Department of Transportation contracted with Randolph Engineering to design a new road and bridge to connect two local roads near Kenova, WV thus eliminating a long, winding route to the new high school.

Originally the bridge was projected to be a short three span bridge but during the performance of the hydraulic analysis we discovered that the bridge was crossing a 600’ wide floodway. With WVDOT concurrence we proceeded to final design with plans for a 3/4 mile roadway alignment with a five span, 700’ long bridge.

Founded on semi-integral abutments and solid shaft hammerhead piers with a composite cast-in-place reinforced concrete deck the new bridge is located on a tangent alignment with a 34’ clear width and features AASHTO Type IV pre-stressed concrete beams.

Surveying services included horizontal and vertical control, supplemental topographic mapping and hydraulic cross sectioning of the stream.

Awards:  Finalist for 2000 “Engineering Achievement Award”

Construction Cost:  $7,300,000.00

Key Personnel:Project Manager – Aaron C. Randolph, P.E.