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General Information

Other name(s): East End Bridge; Frank "Gunner" Gatski Memorial Bridge; 31st Street Bridge
Beginning of works: 1983
Completion: August 1985
Status: in use

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  • Ohio River
Coordinates: 38° 26' 5" N    82° 23' 22" W
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Technical Information


main span 274.32 m
length of side spans 91.44 m - 185.32 m
deck deck depth 1.52 m
deck width 12.20 m


cost of construction United States dollar 38 000 000


cables steel
pylon reinforced concrete
deck composite steel-reinforced concrete

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The East Huntington Bridge (officially the Frank Gatski Memorial Bridge, also called the East End Bridge or the 31st Street Bridge) is a 900-foot (270 m) cable-stayed bridge crossing the Ohio River at Huntington, West Virginia. It carries WV 106 on the West Virginia approach and OH 775 on the Ohio approach.


The history of the span dates to the early 1970s when possible routings for a future Ohio River span were being discussed. To conform to the Huntington city comprehensive plan, the alignment preferred by the city was one that connected to Interstate 64 outside of the city boundaries. Many favored a plan about one mile north of the city along WV 2.

Work began on the bridge in 1983 and was completed in August 1985 at a cost of $38 million. The designer of the bridge was Arvid Grant and Associated of Olympia, Washington and was the first bridge of its type in West Virginia. It was only the second of its kind in the United States since it utilized concrete instead of steel for its construction. It was built as a FHWA demonstration project.

The Ohio River span and approach ramps on both sides of the river completed was what was known as Phase I. Future plans involved tolling the bridge and connecting it to U.S. Route 60 four blocks east

The bridge was renamed for Marshall University's first member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Frank "Gunner" Gatski, during halftime of the Marshall-UTEP Football game on November 18, 2006.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "East Huntington Bridge" and modified on 22 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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