Wednesday, April 14, 2021

1905 Market Street Bridge over Ohio River at Steubenville, OH

(Bridge Hunter; Historic Bridges; 3D Satellite)

This is the fourth suspension bridge I have found across the Ohio River and the second one that is still standing. It was closed for a few months in 2011 for rehabilitation. 

This is the paint scheme of the 2011 rehabilitation that was chosen by voting.
C Hanchey Flickr, Sep 2011, License: Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) 
"The bridge was built by the Ohio Steel Erection Company in 1905 for the Steubenville Bridge Company. It was bought by the State of West Virginia in 1941."

Street View

Ricky Walker posted
Lil Steubenville bridge via Bridge Hunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

Obviously, during one of the many rehabilitations, the towers have been beefed up. (Replaced?) Was this the "tower repairs" done in 1941 when West Virginia bought the bridge? [history]
C. 1911 postcard via Bridge Hunter

C. 1911 postcard via Bridge Hunter

This is as close as the street view car got on the Ohio side. Does the camera stick above 10'? That is quite a river bluff on the West Virginia side.
Street View

The view from the WV side. I include it to show that they accommodate pedestrian traffic.
Street View

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