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Mingo Junction Wabash Railroad Bridge


Mingo Junction Wabash Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 12, 2009
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Wheeling and Lake Erie) Over Ohio River
Mingo Junction and Rural: Jefferson County, Ohio and Brooke County, West Virginia
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1904 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
700 Feet (213.4 Meters)
Structure Length
1296 Feet (395 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

The United States enjoyed the distinction of having the world's longest cantilever truss span for a short time, thanks to this record-breaking bridge, which is an extremely early example of a monumental-sized cantilever truss bridge. The bridge is also noted for its decorative finials on top of the towers.

This is an impressive bridge that is deserving of a full photo-documentation. Currently however, HistoricBridges.org only has a few overview photos to offer for this bridge.


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