Robert H. Mollohan-Jefferson Street Bridge

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Jefferson Street Bridge
Fairmont High Level Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 39°28′57″N 80°08′26″W / 39.48250°N 80.14056°W / 39.48250; -80.14056Coordinates: 39°28′57″N 80°08′26″W / 39.48250°N 80.14056°W / 39.48250; -80.14056
Carries CR 1973 (Jefferson Street)
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Fairmont, West Virginia
Official name Robert H. Mollohan-Jefferson Street Bridge
Other name(s) High Level Bridge
Maintained by West Virginia Division of Highways
Design Concrete Arch Bridge
Opened 1921

The Robert H. Mollohan-Jefferson Street Bridge, also known as the Million Dollar Bridge, or the High Level Bridge is located in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia. It was dedicated on May 30, 1921. This bridge connects east and west Fairmont, and crosses the Monongahela River. After falling into poor repair over the years, it was preserved and repaired and reopened in October 2000. The bridge is now a significant historic landmark in the city.[1][2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[3]


  1. ^ Koon, Thomas and Oce Smith. "Marion County West Virginia: A Pictorial History. VA Downing Company, 1995
  2. ^ Jeffrey A. Drobney (July 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: High Level Bridge ("Million Dollar Bridge")" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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