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Chester Bridge

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East Abutment

While the Chester Bridge is long gone, the eastern approach is extant at the end of 1st Street in Chester, West Virginia. It is now the Dr. David S. Pugh Memorial Overlook. (Dr. Pugh was a lifelong resident of Chester and well-respected citizen. He died in 2001.)

The west approach, in East Liverpool, Ohio, was obliterated by the construction of the 4-lane US 30 several years ago.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in September 2006

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BH Photo #157760

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Suspension bridge over Ohio River on Lincoln Highway/US 30
Location
East Liverpool, Hancock County, West Virginia, and Columbiana County, Ohio
Status
Lost 1969
History
Built 1897
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61225, -80.57235   (decimal degrees)
40°36'44" N, 80°34'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/536175/4495802 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Liverpool South
Inventory number
BH 44404 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 12, 2010: Added by J.R. Manning

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