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WLE - Ohio River Bridge


Photo taken by Ben Tate in May 2012

BH Photo #242396

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Ohio River and WV 2 on Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal, later Pittsburgh & West Virginia, later N&W, later NS, now Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company
Hooverson Heights, Brooke County, West Virginia, and Jefferson County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1904 to get the Wabash Railroad into Pittsburgh to compete with the Pennsylvania RR interests in that city
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway (P&WV)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
- Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal Railway (WPTR)
- Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (1990) (WLE)
Through truss
Length of largest span: 769.0 ft.
Total length: 1,647.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.31043, -80.60164   (decimal degrees)
40°18'38" N, 80°36'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/533849/4462289 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Steubenville East
Inventory number
BH 54319 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 28, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 20, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added early postcard view of bridge and link to similar W-PT bridge in Pittsburgh
  • October 1, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • July 11, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • November 5, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • November 5, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Riveted", "Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad", "Ohio River"

Related Bridges 



Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Bridge
Posted November 5, 2012, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you get a chance take a look at this bridge in Street view and bing maps. The towers for this cantilevered are just awesome.