Saturday, February 27, 2021

US-33 1981 Richie Bridge over Ohio River at Ravenswood, WV

(Bridge Hunter; no Historic Bridges; Satellite)

The 1981 built date for this bridge explains why Historic Bridges hasn't written about this bridge. It replaced a ferry that used to run from Walnut Street. This has to be close to one of the last truss bridges built because soon after this America adopted the cable-stay design that had been developed in Europe during the rebuild after WWII. The longest span is 900'. [Bridge Hunter]

I noticed in the street views that there were very few, if any, cars on the bridge. No wonder they ran a ferry into the 1980s.

Street View

Street View

Street View

This was the post that taught me about another truss bridge that still exists in the US.
RiverWorks Discovery posted
Amherst Madison's M/V WEST VIRGINIA  southbound going under the Ritchie Bridge in Ravenswood, West Virginia on a beautiful January afternoon. Courtesy of Todd Hanson.

CR Neal commented on Dan Kemper's post
Glad to see I didn't photobomb your shot with my drone Dan Kemper.
[Dan Kemper's photo is here.]

Dan Kemper posted
M/V Barbara diagonally parked at Ravenswood for a crew change. 3/16/2021

Three of the sixteen photos posted by Shane's Snapshots with the comment: "Ingram's "W. Scott Noble" Making His Way S/B In Ravenswood, WV. He Turned William Barr!"
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Three of the fourteen photos posted by Shane's Snapshots with the comment: "Marquette's "Charlie G" Making A Rare Run Up This Way! N/B In Ravenswood, WV. First Time Catching Him!"
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