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Aetnaville Bridge


Overview, Eastern Portal

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2009


BH Photo #148180


Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on Georgia Street in Wheeling
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, and Belmont County, Ohio
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition by West Virginia Department of Highways in 2014.
Built 1891; closed to traffic December 1988
- Co-Operative Transit Co.
- Interurban
Pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss
Listed as a contributing resource to the Wheeling Island Historic District
Also called
Georgia Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08001, -80.73659   (decimal degrees)
40°04'48" N, 80°44'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/522458/4436670 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 43551 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Co-Operative Transit Co.", "Interurban", "Railroad", "Rail-and-road"
  • July 4, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • March 14, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 3, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • April 22, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • October 26, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins



Aetnaville Bridge
Posted April 8, 2016, by lee (leetrichell [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Save this beautiful historical bridge. It's a beauty from another era. It's painful to see how easy people do away with the old and replace with new and boring. I adore this beautiful bridge and hopefully someday, if someone doesn't do away with her, I get to see this old bridge in person.. She still stands now in need of many repairs but look at what can be done and the results.. Don't elect a twenty year old who is too young to appreciate historical structures in that town to make vital and horrible decisions. It's like throwing a beautiful priceless piece of art in the trash.. Restore and paint the Aetnaville Bridge.. Don't destroy...... Restore....

Aetnaville Bridge
Posted March 25, 2016, by Mark Yurina (markyurina [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now closed to pedestrians as each portal is fenced off.

Aetnaville Bridge
Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Aetnaville Bridge
Posted November 1, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)