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Bridgeport Covered Bridge 48-35-01x / 35-07-04x

Photo 

This photograph was taken on Wheeling Island looking over the back channel of the Ohio River towards Bridgeport.

Columbus Metropolitan Library; Ohio Transportation Collection

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #279729

Map 

Description 

The old wooden covered bridge on the National Road (Route 40) between Bridgeport, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia. The bridge was built in 1839 and remained in service until 1893 when a new steel bridge was constructed around the old wooden one at a cost of $65,974.04. This was around the same time that the horse cars were replaced with electric cars. (Photo description by Ohio Transportation Collection)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered through truss bridge over Back Channel of Ohio River on US 40
Location
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, and Belmont County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1839; Replaced by steel bridge 1893
Builder
- Noah Zane
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Also called
National Road Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07226, -80.73802   (decimal degrees)
40°04'20" N, 80°44'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/522338/4435810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wheeling
Inventory numbers
WGCB 48-35-01x / 35-07-04x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 60245 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com