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New U.S. Grant Bridge


The U.S. 23 - U.S. Grant Memorial Bridge

Cable-stayed suspension bridge, crossing the CSX Railroad on the left side, the Ohio River in the center, and Front Street in the city of Portsmouth, Ohio on the left.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in April 2009


BH Photo #138937


Street Views 


U.S. Grant Bridge, Portsmouth, Ohio

Turn sound off---wind noise

Calvin Sneed (all rights reserved)


Cable-stayed suspension bridge the Ohio River on US 23 in Portsmouth
Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, and Greenup County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Cable stayed suspension bridge replaced earlier true wire suspension bridge at same location. Construction started 25 June 2001 and finished 16 October 2006 at a cost of $28,434,495.93
- CJ Mahan Construction Co. of Grove City, Ohio (Contractor)
- Daniel E. Beasley, P.E. of Columbus, Ohio (ODOT Engineer in Charge)
- Dr. Sena Kumarasena, Ph.D., P.E. (Ohio HNTB Engineer of Record)
Steel Cable Stays Supporting Steel Girders, Floor beams and (Post Tensioned) Concrete Deck
Spans: 350’’––875’––460’
Roadway: 61’Toe-to-Toe of Parapet; 70 ’ Overall
Wearing Surface: 1 1/4” High Performance Concrete
Length of largest span: 875.0 ft.
Total length: 1,685.0 ft.
Deck width: 61.0 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:
499 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7300026 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 39080 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 23, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 25, 2016: New video from Calvin Sneed
  • October 19, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Consolidated duplicate listings, added Street View
  • April 20, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • February 4, 2009: Updated by Bob Morgan: corrected typos
  • February 3, 2009: Added by Bob Morgan

Related Bridges 



New U.S. Grant Bridge
Posted October 12, 2016, by Clover N. Star (greydelislefan [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to this (http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/ohio_news/u-s-grant-brid...) they closed the bridge August 31, 2016 for maintenance.

New U.S. Grant Bridge
Posted October 7, 2016, by Janis T Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

I see here that the new bridge was opened in Oct. 2006. It was closed Oct. 2016. Don't know what they were doing. Fortunately, nearby Carl D. Perkins was open.

New U.S. Grant Bridge
Posted June 17, 2009, by Ralph (ralphinator916 [at] juno [dot] com)

Being from Michigan, I also have fond memories of the old green bridge, we always crossed it into KY to head to my grandparents' home in Garrison, KY, and later Sandy Hook, KY. I was bummed out during the 2-yr. period or so when the bridge was closed for repairs, it just wasn't the same crossing over, we either took the ferry across the river or drove all the way around to Ironton and crossed there and drove back around.....ugh! I miss the green bridge(as I do my grandparents)but realized it was time for a new one, have crossed it 3 times now.

New U.S. Grant Bridge
Posted May 12, 2009, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

This is the new U.S. Grant Bridge taken in Sept. 2008. I know Im getting older as I remember the old green U.S. Grant Bridge like it was there yesterday. I crossed the old bridge plenty of times growing up enroute to my Grandma Walker's house.

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