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Williamstown-Marietta Bridge

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Williamstown-Marietta Bridge Spanning The Ohio River

View Showing Bridge Spanning The Ohio River With Marietta On The Right And Williamstown On The Left. Buckley Island Is Mid Stream

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

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Description 

This was the first inland cantilever bridge built in the United States. It was an important part of the Marietta, OH skyline.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Ohio River on WV 31/OH 60
Location
Williamstown, Wood County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1903; Replaced 1992
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Charles L. Strobel
Railroad
- Streetcar
Design
Cantilever Through Truss
Also called
The Blue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41014, -81.44812   (decimal degrees)
39°24'37" N, 81°26'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/461421/4362387 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marietta
Inventory number
BH 43939 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 20, 2013: New photo from John Goold
  • January 27, 2010: Added by J.R. Manning

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WV-40 - Williamstown-Marietta Bridge, Spanning Ohio River between Williamstown & Mariett, Williamstown, Wood County, WV
  • John Goold - BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Williamstown-Marietta Bridge
Posted January 16, 2015, by Richard A Johnson (revrjohnson [at] juno [dot] com)

Many fond memories crossing the bridge whether in a car or the old street car.

Williamstown-Marietta Bridge
Posted March 20, 2013, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The day this bridge hit the Ohio River a massive amount of history and historic bridge value died with it.