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Muskingum Power Plant Suspension Conveyor Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Muskingum River on coal conveyor
Location
Morgan County, Ohio
Status
Carried coal from a strip mine to the power plant
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Also called
AEP Suspension Conveyor Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59213, -81.68518   (decimal degrees)
39°35'32" N, 81°41'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/441166/4382712 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beverly
Inventory number
BH 63986 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lost (20,830)
Morgan County, Ohio (18)
Ohio (3,016)
Owned privately (1,463)
Suspension (638)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2015: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Bridge has been demolished
  • November 8, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Brandon Cooper

Comments 

Muskingum Power Plant Suspension Conveyor Bridge
Posted December 2, 2015, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Muskingum Power Plant Suspension Conveyor Bridge
Posted October 31, 2015, by Brandon Cooper

I will update the status to lost as it is already virtually destroyed.

Muskingum Power Plant Suspension Conveyor Bridge
Posted October 28, 2015, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There are also some thru truss spans included on the belt line. This is doomed because the closing of the plant is going to include dismantling the belt. It is already partially gone.