Photos & Video: Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge Replacement

Oct 1, 2013

This image shows a rendering of the design for the replacement of the Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge. The bridge, which spans the Kanawha River between Nitro and St. Albans, was closed in January and the new bridge is expected to reopen in November.
Credit Department of Transportation

Construction continues  to replace the Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge, which spans the Kanawha River between Nitro and St. Albans.

Officials with the Department of Transportation said the state looked at options for bridge repairs over the years and eventually lowered the weight limit to less than 10 tons. Over time, rust and deterioration became too much.  

The original bridge was closed in January and demolished in two separate explosions in early March.

DOT officials said construction of the replacement bridge is on schedule and it's expected to be opened in November.