West Virginia Route 869

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West Virginia Route 869 marker

West Virginia Route 869
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length 0.94 mi (1.51 km)
Existed 1998 – present
Major junctions
West end US 35.svg US 35 north of Fraziers Bottom
East end WV-62.svg WV 62 south of Buffalo
Location
Counties Putnam
Highway system
WV 817 WV 891
View east along WV 869 at the west end of the bridge over the Kanawha River

West Virginia Route 869 is a short, one mile (1.6 km) state highway in Putnam County, West Virginia that connects U.S. Route 35 and West Virginia Route 62 via the Lower Buffalo Bridge (officially the Johnathon David Higginbotham Memorial Bridge) over the Kanawha River.[1] The route itself is unsigned on the bridge. The road was commissioned in 1998 to provide an alternate route for the fragile Winfield Bridge for trucks hauling goods for the Toyota Plant in Buffalo.

History[edit]

The highway at its western end formerly used a portion of existing US 35 to meet WV 817. WV 817 was formerly signed as US 35, but was resigned as WV 817 when a 4-lane section of US 35 opened.

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