Organizations complete new private bridge to replace span that was destroyed in 2016 flood
PROCIOUS, W.VA. — The West Virginia VOAD Bridge Project celebrated construction of its newest bridge with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday January 19, 2018 in Clay County.
The new private bridge in Procious replaces a bridge destroyed in the June 2016 flood and allows one family safe access to their home. Through the coordination of West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD), the bridge was built by Mennonite Disaster Services and funded by the United Way of Central West Virginia and Stump Chapel Church in Tesla.
The West Virginia VOAD Bridge Project is an effort by WV VOAD, supported by government agencies, businesses, community groups and volunteers, to rebuild private bridges that were destroyed or damaged during flooding. The project was honored as National VOAD’s 2016 Innovative Program of the Year. Bridges have been constructed in nine counties around the state.