Putnam County, WV
  • Plate Girder
  • Design-Bid-Build

I-64 Kanawha River Bridges

  • Plate Girder
  • Design-Bid-Build


High Steel Structures fabricated and shipped 11,575 tons of steel for WVDOT's new Kanawha River Bridge project.  This major river crossing features dual three-span steel plate girder bridges with 562-foot main spans and two side spans of 380- and 390-feet in length. The spans are connected with 16’ deep haunched girders at the piers. 

The first bridge to be constructed is the Nitro WWI Memorial Bridge, which carries westbound traffic and was opened in October, 2022.  The second bridge will carry eastbound traffic and is replacing the existing truss, the Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge, with a new plate girder bridge of the same name.  


Steel Fabrication

  • Scope: Superstructure
  • Steel Members: Plate Girders

Photo Credits:

  • WVDOT and Brayman Construction

Project Details

Project Specs

  • Bridge Type: Plate Girder
  • Steel Tonnage: 11,575 Tons
  • Steel Type:  ASTM A709 Gr. 50W
  • Steel Coating System:  Weathering Steel


Project Team

  • Project Owner: WVDOT
  • Contractor: Brayman Construction
  • Design Consultant: HDR
  • Steel Fabricator: High Steel Structures LLC