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BO - Bellaire Bridge (1871)

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Historical Photo

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #469241

Facts 

Overview
Lost Linville-Piper Variant Whipple through truss truss bridge over Ohio River on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Location
Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1869-1871
Builders
- B&O Mount Clare Shops of Baltimore, Maryland (Bollman Deck Trusses)
- Jacob H. Linville of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Linville-Piper Variant Whipple Trusses)
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
Design
Linville-Piper Variant Whipple through trusses
Bollman deck trusses
East to west:
Seven Bollman deck trusses, 105.5' to 124.9 each
Three Whipple deck trusses, 210.8' to 213.8' each
Two Whipple through trusses, 347' and 241.6'
Whipple deck truss, 209.2'
Two Bollman deck trusses, 107' each
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 347.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01513, -80.73896   (decimal degrees)
40°00'54" N, 80°44'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/522277/4429469 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83116 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added category "Double-trussed"
  • August 27, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • March 31, 2020: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • October 15, 2018: Added by Luke

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Comments 

BO - Bellaire Bridge (Old)
Posted August 28, 2021, by Paul Plassman

I second that....those portals are amazing! Not to mention the double trusses....definitely makes me wish I could go back in time and see it in person!

BO - Bellaire Bridge (Old)
Posted August 27, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wow... That's a beaut!

BO - Bellaire Bridge (Old)
Posted August 27, 2021, by Luke

Nathan, make the pic you uploaded the default.