Department of Transportation

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.