The WVDOH is seeking a party to acquire the Ices Ferry Bridge, over Cheat Lake on County Route 857 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. The Ices Ferry Bridge was built in 1922 by the Independent Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, PA with steel milled by Jones and Laughlin. The bridge is a four span truss bridge. Spans 1 and 2 are simple steel pin connected trusses. Spans 3 and 4 are simple steel riveted through trusses. Span 4 was added when Cheat Lake was built in 1925 with steel milled by BSCO-Cambria. The Ices Ferry Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Any interested organization will be required to submit a preservation plan along with intended use and new location of the historic bridge. The owner who acquires this bridge must be willing to assume ownership, liability and adhere to all National Bridge Inspections Standards (NBIS), 23CFR part 650.
If your organization is interested in assuming ownership of this historic bridge, please contact the West Virginia Division of Highways. Requests Must Be Submitted By May 3, 2010.