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Newell Toll Bridge


Oblique View

As seen from the West Virginia side.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2007


BH Photo #110470

Street Views 


Newell Toll Bridge is a private wire suspension bridge over the Ohio River between Newell, West Virginia and East Liverpool, Ohio. It was the first suspension bridge built entirely of steel as opposed to wrought iron.


Private suspension bridge over the Ohio River on Golding Street Extension between Newell and East Liverpool.
Hancock County, West Virginia, and Columbiana County, Ohio
Open to toll traffic
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1954
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- C.M. Driver
- Edwin Kirtland Morse of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wire suspension with riveted double-intersection Warren stiffening trusses
Length of largest span: 742.2 ft.
Total length: 1,590.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.62003, -80.58898   (decimal degrees)
40°37'12" N, 80°35'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/534765/4496659 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Liverpool South
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1502425 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 35133 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 30, 2019: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 26, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updates to text, builders
  • October 16, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • August 9, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 6, 2013: Updated by C Hanchey: Added category "Ohio Department of Transportation Historic Bridge List "
  • October 1, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • October 16, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • April 8, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 27, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • January 28, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning



Newell Toll Bridge
Posted July 20, 2009, by Sherpes

The Pittsburgh Hash House Harriers had their annual Mega Hash event in this area, and towards the end of the event, crossed the Ohio River using this bridge as pedestrians. They noticed that there is a toll of five cents ($0.05) for pedestrians, according to the posted toll fees sign, and noticed you don't have a picture of it, so here it is.