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PRR - Steubenville Bridge (1863)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

View this photo at structuremag.org

BH Photo #436130

Description 

Two spans were relocated to Pittsburgh and carried California Avenue over Wood Run until 1926.

The bridge offered a clearance of 90' above Ohio River low water.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Ohio River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1863; Replaced 1889
Builders
- Jacob H. Linville of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Piper & Shiffler Bridge Co.
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Linville-Piper variant Whipple through truss
East to west:
Four deck truss spans, 235.7' each
Whipple through truss span, 325'
Three deck truss spans, 210' each
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 325.0 ft.
Total length: 1,901.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.37579, -80.60869   (decimal degrees)
40°22'33" N, 80°36'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/533218/4469541 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83117 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added lengths
  • October 15, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: I think the major comprssion elements of this one are cast iron
  • October 15, 2018: Added by Luke

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Comments 

PRR - Steubenville Bridge (Oldest)
Posted October 15, 2018, by Art Suckewer

Luke,

I think this one conforms to Linville's 1862 patent 34,183.

Regards,

Art S.