Thursday, April 20, 2017

CSX/B&O Parkersburg Bridge over Ohio River

(Bridge Hunter, Historic Bridges3D Satellite)
Carl Venzke posted
The Parkersburg Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Belpre, Ohio. The bridge was a part of the B&O's Baltimore – St. Louis mainline and offered the railroad easy access to Ohio in transporting coal and other materials to the east coast. Currently the bridge handles traffic on CSX Transportation's Marietta Subdivision. This photo was taken during the flood of 1913.
I wonder if there was a road bridge someplace else or if the horse&buggies had to use a ferry to cross the river.

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