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CSX - Ohio River Bridge (Parkersburg)

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151114

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Bought by the B&O in 1904, I believe this was when the Whipple trusses were replaced with the current trusses.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on CSX Railroad
Location
Belpre, Wood County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Crosses Ohio River between Parkersburg, WV, and Belpre, OH. Constructed between 1868-1870 by B&O railroad. Longest in world upon completion at 7140 feet.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Has 46 spans; 25 deck plate girder, 14 deck truss, 6 through truss, and 1 through plate girder.
Dimensions
Total length: 7,140.0 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.27166, -81.56695   (decimal degrees)
39°16'18" N, 81°34'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/451094/4347076 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Parkersburg
Inventory number
BH 43808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • July 3, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "King Bridge Co."
  • November 20, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 30, 2009: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Electric Earl
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

CSX Ohio River Bridge
Posted October 31, 2013, by Anonymous
Parkersburg Bridge
Posted June 28, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was originally constructed of Whipple through trusses with Whipple deck truss approaches.

http://electricearl.com/parkersburg/rivers.html