Department of Highways celebrates completion of Kale Road Bridge

MERCER COUNTY. WV (WOAY) – The Department of Highways is celebrating the completion of the Kale Road Bridge. 

Before being built, the bridge was falling apart and many vehicles, including school buses couldn’t even cross it. The DOH says that the bridge project was much more difficult than what they’re typically used to doing, but it turned out better than expected.

Dr. Zane Shuck, lead engineer with the project said that building in West Virginia is a challenge, so completing the bridge is a huge accomplishment. 

“When it comes to construction, it’s a challenge. We have mountaintops that are parallel, and we have rivers, and usually roads kind of follow along parallel to those rivers. And that has built into it several challenges.” 

The Kale Road Bridge was also completed under budget, taking roughly $750,000 to construct.