|Crosses||North Branch Potomac River|
|Locale||Bayard, West Virginia|
|Maintained by||West Virginia Division of Highways|
|Total length||124 feet (38 m)|
|Width||13 feet (4.0 m)|
|Number of spans||3|
The Bayard Bridge is a crossing of the North Branch Potomac River between Grant County, West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland. The bridge takes its name from the town of Bayard at its West Virginia end.
According to West Virginia Division of Highways records, Bayard Bridge was built prior to 1900. The through truss span became limited by its narrow 13-foot (4.0 m) width, the state decided to close this span along with ones at Dobbin and Henry in 1988.
Since its closing, local citizens and businesses on both sides of the bridge have pushed for the construction of a replacement span at various times. As of 2008, there is a current campaign to acquire a new bridge.
- "National Bridge Inventory: 00000000012A065". Federal Highway Administration. Archived from the original on November 27, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2008.
- Braithwaite, Jean (October 24, 2008). "Bayard surprised by STIP results". Mineral Daily News-Tribune. Archived from the original on November 27, 2008.
- "Mount Storm Man Joins the Bayard Bridge Campaign". Grant County Press. December 30, 2003.
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