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Memorial Toll Bridge


Photo taken by John Goold in April 2012


BH Photo #229387



Cantilevered Warren through truss and Cantilevered Warren through truss trusses bridge over Ohio River in Parkersburg
Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1955
Cantilevered Warren through truss with 2 polygonal Warren through trusses
Length of largest span: 700.2 ft.
Total length: 2,555.2 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 30.0 ft.
Also called
Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28328, -81.56238   (decimal degrees)
39°16'60" N, 81°33'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/451497/4348363 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 35699 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 20, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 1, 2013: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Belpre, Ohio and Washington County, Ohio
  • April 9, 2012: New photos from John Goold
  • December 4, 2011: Updated by Ben Tate: updated bridge type per comments
  • December 4, 2011: New Street View added by John Goold
  • June 4, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger


  • Bill Eichelberger
  • John Goold - BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Memorial Toll Bridge
Posted May 2, 2015, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Memorial Toll Bridge
Posted December 5, 2011, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What a good view. I don't know about you but I think this bridge is fairly important historically. It makes me feel old because I remember when the old timers would call this bridge the new bridge.

Memorial Toll Bridge
Posted December 4, 2011, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bing's bird's-eye view gives you a much better look at it.


Memorial Toll Bridge
Posted December 4, 2011, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Please look at view number 2 on this and you will see you are dealing with a 1950s cantilevered bridge with through truss approach spans. This view took a lot of time to find due to trees.

Memorial Toll Bridge
Posted December 2, 2011, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am fairly certain this bridge is cantilevered with some through truss approach spans. A google investigation of this bridge will definitely be warranted. I am going to try to get some pictures the next time I am in the area.