Rating:
3 votes

CSX - Parkersburg Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151114

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on CSX Railroad
Location
Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905; 1 truss replaced in 1972 after barge explosion
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Has 46 spans; 25 deck plate girder, 14 deck truss, 6 through truss, and 1 through plate girder.
Dimensions
Total length: 7,140.0 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.27166, -81.56695   (decimal degrees)
39°16'18" N, 81°34'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/451094/4347076 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Parkersburg
Inventory number
BH 43808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 21, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • February 10, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • October 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date: NOT built in 1870
  • April 8, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • July 3, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "King Bridge Co."
  • November 20, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 30, 2009: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Electric Earl
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Jesse Sharkoman Berube - jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

CSX Ohio River Bridge
Posted October 31, 2013, by Anonymous
Parkersburg Bridge
Posted June 28, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was originally constructed of Whipple through trusses with Whipple deck truss approaches.

http://electricearl.com/parkersburg/rivers.html