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Pomeroy-Mason Bridge


Photo taken by ODOT in November 2009

BH Photo #198735

Street Views 


Cable-stayed bridge over Ohio River, Main St & Cs on Sr 833
Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, and Mason County, West Virginia
Built 2008
- C.J. Mahan Construction Co. of Grove City, Ohio (Contractor)
- URS Corporation of San Francisco, California (Designer)
Length of largest span: 674.9 ft.
Total length: 1,163.1 ft.
Deck width: 56.1 ft.
Also called
New Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01306, -82.04167   (decimal degrees)
39°00'47" N, 82°02'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/409815/4318741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5300916 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 45190 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2010)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2019: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 27, 2013: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • December 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added designer
  • May 7, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Related Bridges 


  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted September 14, 2014, by Don Morrison

Gotta agree. The bridge has a nice look from a distance, but I like the old cantilevers much better.

Judging by the name of the ODOT presentation, they learned some lessons, so the next bridge here will be better. ;-)

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted September 13, 2014, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As a bridgehunter, I am not fond of cable-stayed bridges (there is a plethora of them on the Ohio River now), I can see the elegance and grace in them. They do have a place in the skyline of bridge majestry that I can appreciate. I tend to agree with Luke and Nathan on this particular one.

But I will have to admit, the historic cantilever that this one replaced, was the more elegant, more magnificient structure. Sorry to see it go, and sorry I did not get to see it before it was summarily dismissed and pulled down.

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted December 25, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think Stephen Fry put it best: " 'Because it's ugly,' whinge the pedants. It's only ugly because it's new and you don't like it. Ugly in the way Picasso, Stravinsky and Eliot were once thought ugly and before them Monet, Mahler and Baudelaire."

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted December 25, 2013, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

It seems that cheap pot-shots are taken at the new bridge because someone has a strong dislike for all bridges new and/or concrete that may cause the replacement of an existing old truss. Get over it already. The new bridge has a lower rating mostly because of the type of construction method used, partially detailed at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/engineering/OTEC/2008%20Presentat...

Someone at another forum mentioned cracking, which is is superficial hairline concrete cracking that is completely normal on newly poured concrete surfaces and supports. There are no indications of cracks over 1/16", moisture intrusion or rust stains on the bridge, which would otherwise indicate delamination.

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted May 3, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This cable-stayed bridge, little more than an ugly slab of concrete held up by cables, was built in 2008. The 2009 inspection (the initial inspection, done during the demolition of the historic bridge) has the deck rating at 6/9 and the super and sub structures both at 7/9. The sufficiency is at 76.9%. I also happen to know that even before the bridge was completely built, hairline cracks with efflorescence were forming in the concrete.

A newly constructed bridge today, even with the typical lack of quality in today's bridges, should be expected to at least give a 9/9 rating on all three areas at least for the initial inspection before the bridge has even been completed!

Forget the beauty and heritage value of historic bridges. I don't think we can afford to demolish historic bridges because we cannot afford the consequences of replacing them with bridges that will be falling apart after 10 years.

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted May 7, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

The Streetview of this bridge would have to have come to us from early 2008 as the old bridge came down in April 2009. I don't know how long Google Streetview will maintain these images.