CSX - Sciotoville Bridge
Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in April 2010
BH Photo #160707
This bridge held the record for longest continuous truss span in the world from its opening until 1945.
See April 2000 Trains Magazine for an article on this bridge.
- Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Ohio River at Sciotoville
- Sciotodale, Scioto County, Ohio, and Greenup County, Kentucky
- Open to traffic
- Built 1914-17 under the direction of Gustav Lindenthal, opened to railroad traffic July 31, 1917
- - David B. Steinman of New York, New York (Design Engineer)
- Dravo Contracting Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Gustav Lindenthal of Brno, Cisleithania, Austro-Hungarian Empire (Now known as Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic) (Lead Engineer)
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- - CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Continuous subdivided Warren through truss bridge with deck truss approach spans (each 152.5 feet long) and plate girder viaducts (north approach 822 feet, south approach 1062 feet)
Length of largest span: 775.0 ft.
Total length: 3,400.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 38.8 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.75288, -82.88577 (decimal degrees)
38°45'10" N, 82°53'09" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/336134/4291042 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- New Boston
- Inventory number
- BH 38455 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 29, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: More details added from magazine article mentioned
- April 4, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed