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Parkersburg-Belpre Bridge

Parkersburg-Belpre Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: March 3, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Ohio River
Location
Belpre and Parkersburg: Washington County, Ohio and Wood County, West Virginia: United States
Structure Type
Metal Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio and Engineer/Design: John Edwin Greiner (J. E. Greiner Company of Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois)

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1972
Main Span Length
348 Feet (106.07 Meters)
Structure Length
4397 Feet (1340.21 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
6 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

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This impressive structure consists of numerous simple span Parker trusses, with one larger central span. The HAER entry for this bridge provides three construction dates for the bridge that has crossed here, 1871, 1900, and 1905. The spans that dated to 1871 are long gone; the 1900 or 1905 date likely refers to the construction of the spans present today. These spans are impressive works of engineering, and also feature decorative design of portal bracing.

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