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Pomeroy-Mason Bridge

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Overview

Photo submitted by Casey Smith

BH Photo #108373

Map 

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Pomeroy Mason Bridge going down.

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Cantilevered through truss bridge over Ohio River on OH 833 (formerly US 33) between Pomeroy, OH, and Mason, WV
Location
Meigs County, Ohio, and Mason County, West Virginia
Status
Imploded April 21, 2009
History
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1976. Imploded April 21, 2009
Builder
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Design
Cantilevered through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 657.2 ft.
Total length: 1,848.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01333, -82.04333   (decimal degrees)
39°00'48" N, 82°02'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/409671/4318773 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pomeroy
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5300908 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28001 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2010: New Street View added by Ed Hollowell
  • April 21, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • October 16, 2006: Posted photo from Casey Smith

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Comments 

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted May 3, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The info states it was imploded April 21, 2009.

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted May 3, 2012, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is the old bridge still there?

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

Streetview still has shots of old bridge with new under construction as of May 7, 2010. I added them but can't say how long they will stay on streetview.

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted June 18, 2009, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

June 18, 2009

Mason County couple get bridge souvenir in their bedroom

By The Associated Press

MASON, W.Va. -- A West Virginia couple got an unexpected souvenir from the demolition of the Pomeroy Mason Bridge when a piece of it landed in their spare bedroom.

When workers imploded the top half of a pier Wednesday, the blast sent a football-sized piece through the siding of Steve and Kelly Stewart's house in Mason. Kelly Stewart says the piece landed in a bean bag chair and missed her by a few feet.

She says she was standing in the room filming the demolition.

The pier on West Virginia's side of the Ohio River was the last major remnant of the bridge that linked Mason with Pomeroy, Ohio. A new bridge opened in December.

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted March 16, 2009, by Todd Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

The new bridge has opened and the old bridge awaits its removal.

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted October 14, 2007, by Christine M Gulley (christinegulley [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What happen to the new bridge? Why did the work on the new bridge stop? I drive over the old one all the time and am afraid that it will fall. The bridge on the Ohio River in porterfield and parkersburg WV. is done now and it started after they did. So what is the hold up?

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge
Posted October 22, 2006, by Jim Gibson (jlgibson [at] ecr [dot] net)

This is a Mount Vernon Bridge Co. bridge. Please send any additional information about this company to me at jlgibson@ecr.net and check our Knox County (Ohio)Historical Society website (www.knoxhistory.org) for more info on the MVBCo. soon.