West Virginia Route 62

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West Virginia Route 62

WV 62 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length100.83 mi (162.27 km)
Major junctions
South end WV 25 in Dunbar
Major intersections WV 2 near Point Pleasant
WV 2 near Millwood
North end I-77 / US 33 in Ripley
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesKanawha, Putnam, Mason, Jackson
Highway system
WV 61 WV 63
View north along WV 62 in Point Pleasant

West Virginia Route 62 is a north–south state highway in western West Virginia. The southern terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 25 in Dunbar. The northern terminus is at Interstate 77 and U.S. Route 33 in Ripley.


In the 1920s, WV 62 was designated West Virginia Route 19.

Up until the late 1960s, WV 62 was designated as U.S. Route 35 from Dunbar to Point Pleasant, crossing the Silver Bridge into Gallipolis, Ohio. After the Silver Bridge collapsed in 1967 (necessitating the building of a new bridge, the Silver Memorial Bridge—finished in 1969), US 35 was moved to the south bank (replacing the former WV 17) of the Kanawha River and US 35's previous route was designated as WV 62.

In December 2003, WV 62 was extended northward (but geographically southeastward) along then-US 33 from its former northern terminus at US 33 in Mason to Ripley.[1] Sometimes WV 62 is referred to as "Believe It Or Not Highway" because it actually goes south when it's signed as "north" going toward Ripley from Mason, and vice versa.

Major intersections

KanawhaCharlestonDunbar line WV 25
Tyler Mountain

WV 501 north to WV 622
Cross Lanes
WV 622 to I-64 – Institute, Sissonville

WV 25 east to I-64
Red House
WV 34 north
South end of WV 34 overlap

WV 34 south to US 35 – Winfield
North end of WV 34 overlap; to Winfield Toll Bridge

To I-64 / US 35 (via WV 869) – Point Pleasant, Charleston
To Lower Buffalo Bridge
WV 2 north – Ravenswood
South end of WV 2 overlap
Point Pleasant

WV 2 south to US 35 – Huntington
North end of WV 2 overlap

To Viand Street south / WV 2 / US 35 – Huntington
SR 833 north (Pomeroy-Mason Bridge) – Pomeroy
JacksonMount Alto

WV 2 south / WV 331 east – Cottageville, Point Pleasant
South end of WV 2 overlap

WV 2 north – Ravenswood
North end of WV 2 overlap

WV 331 west / CR 33/17 (Conrad Hill Road) – Cottageville

WV 87 west – Evans
Ripley I-77 / US 33 – Parkersburg, CharlestonI-77 exit 138
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

West Virginia Route Spur 62

WV Spur 62 connects WV 62 to Ohio State Route 833 via the Pomeroy–Mason Bridge.[2] As of September 2007, Spur 62 is signposted as part of Ohio State Route 833.[3]


  1. ^ WV 62 Termini
  2. ^ General Highway Map, Mason County, West Virginia (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. § 1 of 2. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  3. ^ "Ohio 833, Mason, West Virginia, United States [northwest view]". Google Maps. Retrieved 2012-10-19.