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Old U. S. Grant Bridge

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Old US Grant Bridge

This is a photo of a mural on the flood wall in downtown Portsmouth.

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in July 2005

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BH Photo #132932

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Overview
Lost suspension bridge over the Ohio River on US 23 in Portsmouth
Location
Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, and Greenup County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1979; replaced 2006
Builders
- Dravo Contracting Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Superstructure Contractor)
- J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore, Maryland & Chicago, Illinois (Substructure and Viaduct Approach Design)
- Robinson & Steinman of New York, New York (Suspension Span Design)
Design
Type: Steel Suspension Cables Supporting Steel Framing and Reinforced Concrete Deck on Reinforced Concrete SubstructureReinforced Substructure
Spans: 350'700350'
Roadway: 22 Toe-to-Toe of Curb
Wearing Surface: Asphalt
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 700.0 ft.
Total length: 1,400.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.72722, -82.99722   (decimal degrees)
38°43'38" N, 82°59'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/326387/4288400 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portsmouth
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7300018 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 39079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 18, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder and designers.
  • October 19, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • February 3, 2009: Added by Bob Morgan

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Old U. S. Grant Bridge
Posted February 18, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

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