U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > West Virginia > Charleston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-17-2016, 04:25 PM
 
739 posts, read 450,137 times
Reputation: 341

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by EBennet42 View Post
How are the bridges in the winter and the snow?


My personal observation is that bridges and overpasses are no different then the surface roads in drivability. I hear warnings by the local weather people to watch out for black ice or freezing bridges and overpasses but I have never seen them in that state when the road was not also in that state. If the roads are clear, the bridges and over passes seem to be too. I am not saying you wont find one that isn't like that, I just have no experience of that in the last 50 years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-17-2016, 07:40 PM
 
37 posts, read 22,983 times
Reputation: 35
Thank you, Caden Grace! That's very reassuring.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-21-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Ohio via WV
429 posts, read 395,388 times
Reputation: 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by EBennet42 View Post
How are the bridges in the winter and the snow?
The only one you typically have to worry about is the I-64 bridge coming into downtown Charleston. I believe there is actually a youtube channel where someone has set up a camera on the hill above on snowy days to watch the wrecks happen. There is a very abrupt 90 degree turn taking you across the river and people come into that turn too fast when it's wet/snowy.

Edit: Found it! This guy has several videos on that turn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlaOhnaBZ-k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDsclaXxy6c

Just slow down around that turn when it's snowing and you're fine. Done it a million times
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-29-2016, 05:41 PM
 
37 posts, read 22,983 times
Reputation: 35
Thank you, 304eer! That's very good to know. (And I did look at the videos. Excellent warnings.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2016, 06:44 AM
 
Location: 304
5,089 posts, read 6,831,901 times
Reputation: 1697
Ohh yes, the dreaded Fort Hill Bridge (I-64) is notorious for skidding on ice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2016, 06:41 PM
 
37 posts, read 22,983 times
Reputation: 35
Thank you very much for your input, too, Chriscross309
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-01-2016, 05:09 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
11,103 posts, read 10,938,081 times
Reputation: 7370
Although the speed limit on the Interstate going thru Charleston is 60 MPH, I always slow down to 50 MPH for the curve on the South side of that bridge. That's when the road is clear and dry. I slow down a lot more in the rain or snow. I've seen way too many cars smashed into the guardrail where the entrance ramp is from 119 onto the bridge.
__________________
Moderator posts are in RED.
City-Data Terms of Service: http://www.city-data.com/terms.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2016, 08:47 PM
 
37 posts, read 22,983 times
Reputation: 35
Thank you, Mensaguy!
(The system limits how much "reputation" can be given to the same people, saying you need to spread some around first. Seems like a disadvantage for smaller boards.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-03-2017, 09:10 AM
 
27 posts, read 17,059 times
Reputation: 10
EBennet42 - did you end up moving to Chaleston? We are considering it as well and wanted to find out how you are liking it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > West Virginia > Charleston
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top