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Waugh's Mill or Bethany Pike, Brooke County

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Inventory Number: WV/48-05-01x
County: Brooke County
Township: Buffalo
Town/Village: McKinleyville (Wellsburg)
Bridge Name: Waugh's Mill or Bethany Pike
Crosses: Buffalo Creek
Truss type: Town
Spans: 2
Roadway Width:
When Lost: 11 Jul 1888
Cause: Flood
Latitude: N40 14.37
Longitude: W080 35.87
See a map of the area
Topographic map of the area
Directions: At Waugh's Mills, now called McKinleyville, on the Bethany Pike, Route 67.

Bethany Pike, Wellsburg, Brooke County, WV
Todd Clark Collection

Bethany Pike, Wellsburg, Brooke County, WV
Todd Clark Collection

Possibly the Bethany Pike Bridge, Buffalo, Brooke County, WV Flood 11 Jul 1888
Todd Clark Collection

There is a bridge about 180' long that crosses at or near the site. When comparing different aged maps, it looks like the old bridge was on the upstream (east) side of the present bridge. Coordinates are at the old site.
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, April 2008

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